EDDINGTON - $58,000 worth of Federal grants have been awarded to two Maine fire departments.
Eddington Fire is receiving over $34,000 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program.
This will allow them to replace their twenty year-old air supply refill system.
Eddington Fire has been fortunate enough to receive this grant every year since 2009.
"It has allowed us to do multiple things. Everything from radios to S.C.B.A’s, and now this fill station. It helps increase safety and provides a better service to the citizens,” say Lt. Craig Russell of the Eddington Fire Department.
Eddington is also now accepting applications for firefighters and E.M.T’s.
The other recipient of the grant is Denmark Fire Department.
Clay was hired by WVII/WFVX as a morning anchor for FOX BANGOR's 7AM News Hour and as reporter for the 6,10 & 11 o’clock news in July 2011.
He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington where he received his B.A. in Journalism. Clay has worked at Fox National News in New York, WTIU in Indianapolis and the Big Ten Network.
In his free time, Clay is a firefighter for the Holden Fire/Rescue Department in Holden and is an avid hockey fan.