NORWICH – Another competitive federal grant has been awarded to two local fire departments. Norwich and Oxford will receive federal monies totaling $300,861 from the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant.
The City of Norwich Fire Department will receive $148,443 and the Oxford Fire Department will receive $152,418 from the grant. “It’s a competitive grant that Captain Michael Ford researched and applied for. We’ll be spending most of it on protective gear and clothing,” said Norwich Fire Chief Joseph Angelino.