- Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Media Contact for Baker-Polito Administration to Award Funds to Improve Emergency Response and Municipal Preparedness on Outer Cape
Felix Browne, Communications Director
Boston, MA — Today, the Baker-Polito Administration joined Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) and Representative Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown) to announce $383,000 that will be allocated in funding through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security for municipal preparedness and response programs for the six Cape Cod towns that have Atlantic facing beaches: Truro, Eastham, Wellfleet, Chatham, Orleans and Provincetown.
“Our administration is pleased to provide funds to address critical infrastructure equipment needs as it relates to the safety of all Massachusetts residents and visitors,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito. “We are grateful to our partners at the local level and in the Legislature for continuing to work together with us to address this important issue.”
The funds will go towards the purchase of emergency call boxes in areas where cell service is limited, satellite phones for local lifeguards, utility terrain vehicles that can reach a patient on the beach and specialized medical equipment.
“I grew up on Truro’s beautiful, yet isolated beaches. These state resources provide critical investments in public safety and response at Outer Cape beaches in advance of the upcoming summer season,” said Senator Julian Cyr. “This has been a team effort, and I join Representative Peake in thanking Lt. Governor Polito and the Baker-Polito Administration for listening to our region’s needs and working with us quickly to respond. This is a good first step.”
“I want to thank the Baker-Polito Administration for working so closely with Senator Cyr, myself and our Outer Cape communities to bring this funding forward with lightning speed,” said Representative Sarah Peake. “This revenue will fund one hundred percent of the needs identified by the Outer Cape town’s working group and it’s a great example of how well local and state officials can work together on behalf of their constituents.”