Four Maryland volunteer fire stations will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase new equipment, Maryland's two senators announced yesterday.
* Providence Volunteer Fire Company, near Towson, will receive $45,180 for air equipment to help intervention teams rescue trapped firefighters or victims.
* Hacks Point Fire Company in Cecil County will receive a $48,600 grant for 12 sets of self-contained breathing apparatus.
* Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company in Allegany County will use its $55,206 grant to buy breathing apparatus and uniforms, including coveralls worn while fighting wildfires.
* Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department in Carroll County plans to purchase uniforms for 40 firefighters and exercise equipment to launch a physical fitness program.