Wakefield Fire Department seeks grants for new truck, equipment
February 2, 2021
By P.J. GLISSON
WAKEFIELD — If federal grant funds are approved, the Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department may result with a new fire truck worth as much as half a million dollars.
Fire Chief Mike Singleton told the Daily Globe last week that he and his staff are working to complete an application for a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The department’s baseline request will be for $276,000, but Singleton said that up to $500,000 in grant funds could be possible and that the higher amount would allow the department to buy a custom-built vehicle b...