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The following is a press release from the Town of ashland submitted to SOURCE media


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ASHLAND – The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and the Department of Fire Services awards the Ashland Fire Department $14,955 in State Fiscal Year 2021 funding for the Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Program. 

This grant funding allows the Ashland Fire Department to purchase new battery-operated rescue tools.

“With improvements over the last few years, departments favor using battery-operated equipment. First responders frequently utilize these tools because they do not require the heavy power units and hydraulic likes like our current equipment,” said Ashland Fire Department Chief Keith Robie.

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These tools improve the rescue team’s daily operations. The new extraction tools are lighter, have more mobility, and provide a safer work environment for responders while extracting patients on the scene.

“I am extremely proud of the Ashland Fire Department for continually looking for other sources of revenue to help fund their mission,” said Town Manager Michael Herbert. “Their professionalism is exhibited not only in the work they do in the field, but in the
administration and management of their department as well.”

This reimbursement grant is available for all Massachusetts fire departments to purchase equipment.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.