Frenchville receives grant money to aid firefighters
FRENCHVILLE, Maine — Volunteer firefighters in Frenchville will be better protected when they respond to fires.
The town received a $51,716.03 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Fort Kent administrative assistant Cindy Bouley applied for the grant on behalf of Frenchville.
The grant money will be used to purchase new protective equipment such as boots, turnout gear and helmets, for the firefighters. Remaining funds will be spent to replace all fire truck hoses.
“Our fire trucks have old hoses. They pass hose tests every year but they are still older hoses; this allows us to upgrade that aspect of our operation,” Frenchville Town Manager Dave Cyr said.
Frenchville has a population of just under 1,000 residents and has 26 volunteer firefighters, according to Cyr.