July 21, 2017

Raymond Fire Rescue receives substantial federal grant for new fire engine

The Raymond Fire Rescue Department is pleased to announce receiving an award from the 2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

The department was notified on Monday, July 10 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regional office and Rep. Chellie Pingree’s office, that they were awarded the federal grant to replace a tanker fire engine.
The current fire engine is a 1989 truck that was converted from an over-the-road tractor trailer unit to
its current tanker pumper engine in the early 1990’s. The current fire truck tanker has over 400,000 miles on it. 

The Raymond Fire Rescue Department had agreed to commit more than the required matching funds to make the project more desirable in this highly competitive grant category. The total federal money awarded is $262,000. 

The department would like to thank Deputy Chief Cathy Gosselin who coordinated the grant writing efforts.

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