Devens Fire Dept. welcomes new fire equipment bought with federal grant
Lowell Sun Online, Posted: 04/23/2014 08:15:30 PM EDT
By: Amelia Pak-Harvey
DEVENS — The Devens Fire Department welcomed the arrival of about $200,000 worth of equipment Wednesday, compliments of yet another federal grant that Rep. Niki Tsongas is credited with supporting.
Tsongas received a lesson in the new equipment — 21 sets of “personal proper equipment” suits — from Chief Joseph LeBlanc at the Devens fire station. The equipment totaled $210,667, and was partially funded with a $200,134 from the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
MassDevelopment CEO Marty Jones said they are thrilled that the equipment came in.
“Obviously it wouldn’t be without the good help and support of Congresswoman Tsongas,” she said.