WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with Senator Maggie Hassan and Representatives Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy $341,086 in federal funding through the agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments in order to enhance the safety of firefighters and the public. The funding will be used to purchase new firefighter training equipment and breathing apparatus cylinders.

“Our firefighters put their lives on the line every day to protect our community, which is why it’s so important that they have the training they need to do their jobs safely and efficiently. The New Hampshire Fire Training Academy teaches and empowers our firefighters with the skills and tools they need to meet both of those goals, so I’m very pleased to see this federal investment in support of their programming,” said Shaheen, who helped to secure this funding as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, which is responsible for funding AFG.

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