EASTON, Mass. (WLNE) — The Easton Fire Department said Wednesday that it was awarded two grants for its Community Health and Paramedicine program.
Public Health Officer Capt. Tim Vamosi said the first grant was a $7,330 Massachusetts Car Seat Distribution Program grant that will be used to to distribute 55 child safety seats to community members who participate in the car seat safety program.
He added that the program also provides participants with car seat safety training including how to select the proper car seat and how to secure their child in the seat.
The second grant was a $34,287 FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to be used for community risk reduction programs including smoke alarm installations and home safety inspections.
“We are grateful to receive this additional funding to put toward important health and safety programs for our community,” Vamosi said. “We are grateful to all our partners in the Town of Easton and the community who have helped to make this program successful, and we are proud to be able to expand our services and educational outreach.”
Vamosi added that the Community Health and Paramedicine program will begin a fall risk prevention program and plans to partner with the Good Samaritan Medical Center Labor and Delivery for additional car seat installations.