Portland Fire Department receives $80K grant

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PORTLAND — The Fire Department will receive more than $80,000 in grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced Monday. 

The grant, which will cover training, equipment, wellness, fitness, and facility modifications, is awarded through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. 

The program has given more than $54 million to Maine fire departments, said Collins, who is a ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and co-chairwoman of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.