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Volunteer fire companies to receive grants for equipment

Four Maryland volunteer fire stations will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase new equipment, Maryland's two senators announced yesterday.

  • Providence Volunteer Fire Company, near Towson, will receive $45,180 to buy air equipment to help intervention teams rescue trapped firefighters or victims.

  • Hacks Point Fire Company in Cecil County will receive a $48,600 grant for 12 sets of self-contained breathing apparatus.

  • Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company in Allegany County will use its $55,206 grant to buy breathing apparatus and uniforms, including coveralls worn while fighting wildfires.

  • Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department in Carroll County plans to purchase uniforms for 40 firefighters and exercise equipment to launch a physical fitness program.
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