PORTLAND — The city of Portland’s Fire Department will receive a Department of Homeland Security grant that will enable the department to increase its number of trained, front-line firefighters.

U.S. Senator Susan Collins (Rep.-Maine) announced today that the city will get $1,047,363 through the federal government’s SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) program.

“Our career and volunteer firefighters are among our bravest public servants. The SAFER grant was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, front line firefighters available in their communities,” Collins said in a statement.