(Hartford, CT) -- Today, the Connecticut Congressional Delegation announced $885,895 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) to support fire departments in Goshen, East Haven, South Windham, Ansonia, Guilford, Westport and East Hartford. 

The funding will be used for operations and safety purposes, including professional training, wellness and fitness programs and equipment, personal protective equipment and supplies that support firefighting and EMS operations. 

“This federal funding will benefit the brave men and women who are on the frontlines---saving lives and keeping our communities safe,” said the delegation. “It’s imperative that firefighters have the best resources and equipment available to do their jobs safely and effectively. We will continue to support federal programs that put our first responders first.”

 The following is a breakdown of the funding: 

Goshen Fire Company: $13,326 for structural firefighting helmets

East Haven Fire Department: $298,910 for firefighter breathing apparatus and an air compressor/breathing apparatus refill system

South Windham Fire Department: $95,845 for firefighter breathing apparatus

Ansonia Fire Department: $342, 381 for firefighter breathing apparatus

Guilford Fire Department: $47,182 for a diesel fume exhaust system for the North Guilford fire station

Westport Fire Department: $28,814 for firefighter personal bailout systems

East Hartford Fire Department: $59,437 for protective gear washers and dryers