A FEMA representative stated that the agency receives over 10,000 applications for grants like the one awarded today but is only able to award approximately 2,000. Congressman McGovern, FEMA, Senator Anne Gobi, Representative Susanna Lee Whipps, and the Phillipson selectboard all commended Chief Stevens on his hard work to acquire this grant. “$65,000 is a lot of money we are saving for the taxpayers through this grant”, Stevens explained while thanking the residents of Phillipston for their support as well as the support of local and federal legislatures.
FIREGROUND360° would like to congratulate Chief Stevens and all the members of the Phillipston Fire Department. Keep up the good work and stay safe!