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Wakefield Fire Department seeks grants for new truck, equipment


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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 best suit...

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