Good news for the Mapleton Fire Department!

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On Wednesday, U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King and Congressman Bruce Poliquin announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency will award the Mapleton Fire Department $38,334 as part of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was created to help provide funds for fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations so they can purchase equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources to better protect the public and emergency personnel.

Also receiving grant money will be the Lovell Volunteer Fire Department.