04.24.15

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $100,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDS FOR BLACK RIVER AMBULANCE SQUAD, INC. IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

Federal Funding For Black River Ambulance Inc. Will Be Used to Replace Outdated Equipment

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $105,443 for the Black River Ambulance Squad Inc. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal grant funds will be used by the Black River Ambulance to replace outdated stretchers with three medical Power Lifting Stretchers.

“It is critical that we provide local first responders like the Black River Ambulance Squad Inc. with the funding they need to keep our citizens safe,” said Senator Schumer. “Every day, our first responders put their lives on the line to protect our communities, and these heroes deserve the latest safety gear so they can do their jobs effectively and safely.”

“We must ensure that our first responders have the most up-to-date equipment they need to help save lives,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I will keep fighting to make sure our first responders and community residents have the resources they need to keep our communities safe and respond when there is an emergency.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants are administered by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Department's United States Fire Administration. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's priorities and demonstrate financial need.  More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be accessed at http://www.firegrantsupport.com/.

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