Taunton Fire Department to receive federal grant

TAUNTON, Mass. (WPRI) – The Taunton Fire Department is getting some much needed help to fill staffing needs.

Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced federal funding for the department.

Taunton Fire Department will receive $1.3 million in federal funds to hire seven new firefighters.

The department’s chief said the addition of new firefighters will allow the department to better serve and protect the people of Taunton.

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