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Providence Fire Dept getting new vehicles

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Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation announced federal funding going to the Providence Fire Department for the purchase of two new vehicles.

Providence Fire is getting more than $974,000 to purchase a Type-1 ambulance and a new NFPA 1901 compliant 110’ aerial truck.

The new ambulance will be replacing a Ford F350 model that currently has 250,000 miles and will be taken out of service.

"I am pleased to have helped secure federal funding to enable the Providence Fire Department purchase these new, workhorse vehicles. We rely on our firefighters and they do outstanding work. It is imperative they have the best vehicles, equipment, and training possible to do their jobs safely and effectively," said Senator Reed.

"The hardworking men and women of the Providence Fire Department respond to a huge volume of calls every day, making it among the busiest fire departments in the country," said Senator Whitehouse. "This significant award will replace two well-worn trucks with state-of-the-art vehicles that our capital city's first responders can rely on."

"The hardworking men and women of the Providence Fire Department respond to a huge volume of calls every day, making it among the busiest fire departments in the country," said Senator Whitehouse. "This significant award will replace two well-worn trucks with state-of-the-art vehicles that our capital city's first responders can rely on."

"It is crucial that the brave men and women firefighters who work to keep our capital city and its residents safe have the proper equipment and resources," said Congressman Langevin.

Rhode Island has now received more than $2.2 million in AFG funding in 2017 to help eight different fire departments.

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