R.I. fire departments receive $800K in federal funding

The Smithfield Fire Department is one of seven Rhode Island departments slated to receive AFG funding for a new firefighter accountability system. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD
The Smithfield Fire Department is one of seven Rhode Island departments slated to receive AFG funding for a new firefighter accountability system. /PBN FILE PHOTO/ NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE - Several fire departments in northern Rhode Island will receive $799,532 in federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants, United States Sens. Jack F. Reed and Sheldon T. Whitehouse announced today. Lincoln’s Albion, Lime Rock, Manville, Quinville and Saylesville fire districts, along with Lincoln's rescue department is receiving $388,637 to purchase new radios and mobile repeater…
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