Sunday, October 15, 2006
The Berlin Fire Department will use more $120,000 in federal grant money won this month to buy state-of-the-art protective equipment and breathing apparatuses, officials say.
The department received the $122,925 award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Oct. 6, officials say. The town must contribute a five percent matching grant in order to accept it.
The Board of Selectmen last Tuesday requested that the matching funds, to the tune of $6,469, be transferred from the town's reserve fund. The request is pending approval from the town's Finance Committee.
-- Jennifer Rosinski