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Orr's & Bailey's Island FD receives $42K federal grant

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Orr's & Bailey's Island FD receives $42K federal grant

HARPSWELL — The Orr's & Bailey's Islands Fire Department will receive a more than $42,700 grant for training equipment and facility modifications, according to a press release from the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Collins, the ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, announced Wednesday that the funding will be provided through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, or FIRE Act.

FIRE Act grants are awarded to departments across the country to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, emergency medical service programs and fire prevention and safety programs and to purchase new fire equipment.

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