Billerica – On Tuesday, August 25, 2020, Representative Marc Lombardo informed the Billerica Police that they will be receiving $39,793.00 in funds from the Baker-Polito Administration under the Federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP), which provided more than $9.6 million dollars in grant funding to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR). The funds were initially applied for by Billerica Emergency Management Director William Laurendeau to purchase Maxair® PAPRs (Powered Air Purifying Respirators) for our Paramedics. Billerica EMS has sixteen Paramedic level responders working on the front line every day, staffing two fulltime ambulances. These devices will serve to protect these men and women from COVID-19 and many other contagious diseases that they are regularly exposed to in their daily operations. We thank Representative Lombardo and the Baker-Polito Administration for these highly needed resources that directly serve the residents of Billerica.