Memphis Fire receiving grant to purchase more PPE

Memphis Fire receiving grant to purchase more PPE
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Fire Department is receiving money to buy more protective gear.

The City of Memphis will receive a grant for $183,963 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, COVID-19 Supplemental to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a release.

The funding is part of the $100 million authorized for that purpose by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that became law in late March, a release from Rep. Steve Cohen’s office stated.

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FOX13 has reached out to the Memphis Fire Department for comment on the grant.