Marlborough receives grant for emergency management equipment


Marlborough receives grant for emergency management equipment
Marlborough City Hall

MARLBOROUGH – The city will be able to enhance its response to emergencies, thanks to a grant recently accepted by the City Council.

Marlborough Emergency Management will receive $15,500 from the state’s Emergency Management Agency, which is funded by Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

According to Mayor Arthur Vigeant, the grant will be used to acquire additional equipment and supplies for an emergency shelter.

The equipment will include cots, bedding, a 2,200-watt generator, a HF ham radio for interoperability, a 10-by-15-foot canopy tent with walls, and pop-up-style canopies with chairs and tables.

“I would like to thank Fred Flynn [the city’s EMA director] for procuring this Emergency Management Performance Grant,” said Vigeant.

The grant will be matched by payment of the Blackboard Connect Annual fee, according to Flynn.