Fire pg 3 10-3-19

Fire dept. grant
WOODSTOCK — Congressman Joe Courtney announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a federal grant of over $19,000 to the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association, Inc. The new federal funding will support the procurement of new washing and drying equipment for the station’s protective gear.
Fire Chief Eric Young said: "It’s amazing we received this award to wash turn-out gear – which seems simple but is a huge tool to help prevent cancer among the fire service. With this acquisition from the FEMA grant, Woodstock firefighters can wear the cleanest and safest gear possible.”
The Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association, Inc. will receive a federal grant award of $19,047.61 through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The investment will be used to procure a new washer and dryer for the station’s protective gear. 
“Congratulations to the Woodstock Volunteer Fire Association for putting in the work to identify and successfully apply for these federal dollars,” said Courtney. “These federal grant awards are highly sought after across the country, so it’s great to see the resources coming home to us here in eastern Connecticut.”


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