The Bucksport Fire Department today received a $25,000 Assistance to Firefighter Grant. The grant will allow the department to provide firefighters with new protective gear -- the gear firefighters wear when they are responding to calls. Congressman Mike Michaud issued the following statement:
"Firefighters put their lives on the line every single day for those in the communities they serve, and they do it without asking for anything in return. This funding will ensure firefights in Bucksport are wearing protective gear that will keep them as safe as possible, and it will also help with training -- so these first responds are well-prepared to effectively engage in what are often dangerous environments."