Senator Needleman Announces East Haddam Fire Department To Receive FEMA Grant For Vehicle Acquisition

State Senator Norm Needleman (D-Essex) today announced that the Town of East Haddam was approved this month to receive a $904,761 vehicle acquisition grant from the federal government. With this grant, the town Fire Department will be able to purchase a new aerial ladder truck with a quint pumper. Supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, this grant is one of many distributed nationwide to support local communities.

"I'm extremely grateful to the federal leaders who authorized this grant, which will keep the people of East Haddam safe," said Sen. Needleman. "Our first responders risk their lives to keep us safe, and I'm glad they will have better tools to help protect the public to do so. I'm grateful our community is receiving this support."