An extricator will be purchased with the grant money
Fire Chief Joseph W. Kearns is pleased to announce that the Tewksbury Fire Department has been awarded a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services. This grant award is intended for the purchase of safety equipment and tools.
TFD received $18,334.54 for the purchase of an extrication tool and new ballistic gear to be used in the event of a hostile shooter event.
“This is an excellent chance for us to upgrade our extrication tools used at vehicle accidents,” Kearns said. “We will also be able to bring up to date some of ballistic gear to better protect our members as they protect the public. We are very appreciative of the funding.”
Kearns went on to thank Deputy Chief Paul Guttadauro for his efforts in writing the grant request.