Wareham, Onset Fire Departments to receive state grants

Apr 6, 2021

The Onset Fire Department and Wareham Fire District are two of 300 departments across the state to be awarded funds through the Fiscal Year 2021 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program.

The Onset Fire Department will receive $10,380, which will be used “to purchase much-needed firefighting equipment, including nozzles and hoses,” according to a department press release.

“This equipment will allow our firefighters to do their jobs safer and more efficiently as they serve the residents of the Onset Fire District,” said Acting Chief Jeffrey Osswald.

The Wareham Fire District will receive $15,000.

The program is a statewide funding initiative that helps departments purchase “critical safety equipment” such as protective firefighting gear, radios and thermal imaging cameras. State Sen. Marc Pacheco announced the grants for several departments on April 3.