The Odenton Volunteer Fire Company was awarded a $34,650 grant for new communications equipment by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
The fire company plans to use the money for portable radios and pagers, according to the announcement Friday. The funds are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, providing money for items such as firefighter protection equipment, training and firetrucks.
This is the second year the fire company received the grant. Last year, it received $43,298 for vehicle-crash rescue tools.