Wareham, Onset Fire Districts receive $32,000 in state grants
The Wareham Fire District has received $14,042.62 in state safety equipment grants, and the Onset Fire District has received $18,386.
The grants, announced in December 2022, were part of $5 million in grant money given to 308 fire departments across Massachusetts.
The money will go toward ballistic protective clothing, thermal protective clothing, gear washers and dryers, thermal imaging cameras, assorted hand tools and extrication equipment, communications resources, hazardous gas meters, fitness equipment, and more.
In many cases, the purchase of this equipment will help departments attain compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration or National Fire Protection Association safety standards.