Providence Fire Department gets $750K from feds for heavy-rescue truck

THE PROVIDENCE Fire Department received a $750,000 award from FEMA to purcahse a new heavy-rescue truck for its fleet. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON
THE PROVIDENCE Fire Department received a $750,000 award from FEMA to purcahse a new heavy-rescue truck for its fleet. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/ZACH GIBSON
PROVIDENCE – The Providence Fire Department was awarded $750,000 in federal funds for a new heavy-rescue truck, the R.I. congressional delegation announced Wednesday. The funds come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The purchase of a new truck will allow the department to retire a 38-year-old medium-duty model from the…

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