The Mattapoisett Fire Department has been awarded a $1,939.29 grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). Application for this grant was filed in May of 2012, to seek funding for the purchase of forestry / brush firefighting gear and equipment. Funding for this program is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service and is administered by the Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry.
Successful grantees were on hand for a check presentation ceremony held at Plympton Fire Department in Plympton on March 30. Accepting the grant was Mattapoisett Fire Chief Andrew Murray and Lieutenant Patrick Saltmarsh.
Pictured, left to right: Mattapoisett Fire Chief Andrew Murray, Edward Lambert Jr., Commissioner DCR, Lieutenant Patrick Saltmarsh