By Ron Ayotte, Contributing Writer
Marlborough – The Marlborough police and fire departments recently accepted $15,500 in grant money to make improvements in public safety.
The Marlborough Police received a grant for the amount of $6,000 from the Brigham Family Trust to offset the cost of conducting the Youth Police Academy. The grant application was written by Lieutenant Daniel Campbell on behalf of the department, detailing the need for the department to upgrade equipment for the MILO range system and CPR equipment, which is used during the course of the academy.
While the Academy was not conducted during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is anticipated that it will run in 2021.
The Marlborough Fire Department received a grant in the amount of $9,500 from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The grant, written by retired Assistant Chief and present Emergency Management Director Frederick Flynn, will be used for communication equipment upgrades (new portable radios for the Fire Department, and ham radio unit for the City’s Emergency Operations Center), two additional automatic external cardiac defibrillators (AEDs) and sheltering equipment for the Fire Department. This grant requires matching funds, which the city has from the Blackboard Connect fund.
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