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Fire Dept. Gets $1.5M Grant For Heart Monitors

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BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded a nearly $1.5 million grant to the Baltimore Fire Department to buy 75 monitor/defibrillators.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant was announced by fire officials on Wednesday. The equipment will enable paramedics to detect and treat life threatening cardiac emergencies quickly.

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