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The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Department has been selected for an Assistance to Firefighters Grant.  The department will receive little more than $155,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for new self-contained breathing apparatus, portable radios and a thermal imaging camera.  Since 2001, the grant program has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.  Applications are reviewed and scored by fire service personnel from throughout the nation.