October 15, 2018

Senator Hassan Presents Hampton Fire/Rescue with Federal Grant to Support Fire Fighters

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HAMPTON – Senator Maggie Hassan today visited Hampton Fire/Rescue, where she presented the Department with a Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant of approximately $80,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and commended the brave public safety officials for all that they do to protect their fellow Granite Staters, particularly through their efforts on the front lines of the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic. The federal grant will allow Hampton Fire/Rescue to purchase mobile radios, base radios, and pagers for Hampton’s fire fighters.

“Fire fighters across New Hampshire put their lives on the line every day to keep their fellow Granite Staters safe, and we are profoundly grateful for their selfless service, particularly their leadership on the front lines of the deadly opioid crisis,” Senator Hassan said. “This federal funding will help support the vital work of Hampton Fire/Rescue, and I’ll keep working to ensure that fire fighters across New Hampshire have what they need to keep our communities and our state safe and strong.” 

Senator Hassan also discussed the bipartisan Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018, which she cosponsored and has now been signed into law by the President. The bipartisan bill requires the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national cancer registry for fire fighters to monitor and study the relationship between career-long exposure to dangerous fumes and toxins and the incidence of cancer in fire fighters in order to develop better protective gear and prevention techniques.

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