There are more grants for Vermont’s local fire departments. The Department of Homeland Security announced Friday that another $200,000 would go to Vermont.
In this round, Ripton Fire and First Response will receive $140,000 for a firefighting vehicle. Newport City will receive about $47,000 for operations and firefighting safety. And Concord’s Fire and Rescue will receive $16,000 for operations and firefighting safety as well.
The money is part of a $24 million package in the seventeenth round of grants for fire departments. Over the next several months an additional $750 million will be distributed across the country.