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Groton Receives $6,300 In Fire Safety Grants

Grants Have Reduced Child Fire-Related Death in Mass. by 76%
Municipal fire departments across Massachusetts will receive nearly $2 million in grants to fund fire safety programs geared toward children and older adults, the Baker-Polito Administration announced. Of this, Groton Fire Department will receive $3,965 for child-focused programs and $2,348 for Senior-focused programs.
     The average number of children dying in fires annually has dropped by 76 percent since the program began. The Senior program is in its sixth year, providing firefighters with funding to deliver fire safety education to seniors. Home visits, smoke and CO alarm installations, and fire safety presentations at senior centers by firefighters help older adults develop strategies to stay safe at home for longer.
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