Oxford, Norwich fire departments get federal grants

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. Its a competitive grant that Captain Michael Ford researched and applied for. Well be spending most of it on protective gear and clothing, said Norwich Fire Chief Joseph Angelino.

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