Conn. fire department gets $237K grant for firefighter gear

The department will purchase 29 new SCBA and six AEDs


By Ed Stannard
The New Haven Register

WEST HAVEN, Conn. — The West Haven Fire Department has been awarded $236,925 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for new safety apparatus, according to U.S. senators Joseph I. Lieberman, I- Conn., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

The department, which covers the city's Center District, was one of three to receive grants from the Assistance to Firefighters Grants program, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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