Middletown selected for substantial firefighting and emergency response grant

  • Source: What's Up Newport
  • Published: 09/15/2020 12:00 AM

The town of Middletown this evening announced that it is in line to receive substantial federal grant money to add more staffing to fight fires and handle emergencies. According to a press release from the town, local officials got word late today that $1.76 million in Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency Response (SAFER) funding was heading to the town. Over the summer, the town applied for the money in hopes of helping offset the cost of eight new firefighters. This evening, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed and U.S. Rep. David Cicilline reached out personally to the town to pass along the good news, according to Matt Sheley, Public Information Officer for the town of Middletown. “The town of Middletown is extremely fortune to be represented by an outstanding federal delegation,” Town Council Robert Sylvia said in a statement.


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