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City Council Committee on Public Safety Meeting

A meeting to discuss all City of Boston grants administered by the Boston Fire Department.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. All City of Boston grants administered by the Boston Fire Department

    The meeting will review all City of Boston grants administered by the Boston Fire Department, including but not limited to the following dockets:

  2. Docket #0910

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Sixteen Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty-Five Dollars ($16,825.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY2020-2021 Port Security Grant, awarded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund and support increased port-wide risk management and protect critical surface transportation infrastructure from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies.

  3. Docket #0378

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million One Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars. ($1,125,000.00) in the form of a grant, for the FY24 State Training Grant, awarded by Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the purchase of equipment and supplies, and to fund training initiatives for the Boston Fire Training Academy to ensure the department remains current in the firefighting services.

  4. Docket #0377

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Million Six Hundred Four Thousand Fourteen Dollars and Twenty Cents ($1,604,014.20) in the form of a grant, for the FY24 Hazmat Grant, awarded by the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services to be administered by the Fire Department. The grant will fund the needs of the hazardous materials response teams, as specified in line item 8324-0000 and 8324-0050 of the FY24 General Appropriation Act.

    These matters were referred to the Committee on June 5, 2024 (Docket #0910) and February 28, 2024 (Dockets #0378 #0377).

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members.  However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Public Testimony

    Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify in person or virtually. If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive five (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations and sound system. Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing. The public may also watch this hearing via live stream at www.boston.gov/city-council-tv. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so. Written comments may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors.

    Staff Contact: Cora Montrond

    Mail Address:  Re: Fire Grants, City Council, City Hall, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02201

    Committee Emailccc.ps@boston.gov

    Staff Emailcora.montrond@boston.govStaff Telephone617-635-3040

    Broadcast Live on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/ Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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