09.22.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $2.6 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS UPSTATE NEW YORK; SENATORS SAY FEMA $$$ WILL GIVE FIREFIGHTERS THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $2.6 million in federal funding for firefighters across Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The senators said the funding will be used to purchase essential equipment, boost training and provide firefighters the support they need to keep New Yorkers and themselves safe.

“From the peak of the pandemic to battling a blaze, our brave Upstate New York firefighters are always on the front lines, risking their lives to protect their communities. It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the resources they need to keep our communities safe,” said Senator Schumer. “That is why I am proud to deliver this over $2.6 million federal boost, from a program I helped create, for our courageous Upstate heroes to give them the equipment and training they need to stay safe and be prepared to take on any emergency.”

“New York’s brave firefighters put their lives at risk to keep us safe,” said Senator Gillibrand. “We owe it to them to ensure that they have the top-of-the-line safety equipment and comprehensive training they need to respond to emergencies. I’m proud to be delivering nearly $2 million in federal funding for our first responders and I’ll keep fighting to ensure that fire departments from Dunkirk to Potsdam to Arlington have the support and resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”

Funding Recipients Listed Below: 

Organization

Grant Funding

City of Dunkirk

$44,661

Boston Emergency Squad, Inc

$101,440

Lakeshore Volunteer Fire Co Inc

$126,152

Eggertsville Fire District

$95,238

Pembroke Fire District

$19,095

Wayland Joint Fire District

$43,238

Town of Rush

$193,223

Jordan Volunteer Fire Co Inc

$642,857

Altmar Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc

$41,904

Hubbardsville Fire District

$23,152

Bridgewater Fire Company Inc

$71,257

The Fire Department of The Village of Owego, Inc.

$42,952

City of Albany

$60,909

Glenville Fire District #2

$21,838

North Greenbush Fire District #1

$122,380

Village of Tivoli

$56,142

Woodstock Fire District

$132,597

Village of Croton-On-Hudson Inc.

$37,928

Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad Inc

$126,400

City of Hornell

$107,600

West Edmeston Volunteer Fire Department

$35,052

Allegany Rescue And Ems

$21,944

Volunteer Fire Company of Vernon

$73,928

Arlington Fire District

$151,040

Esopus Fire District

$80,502

Savannah Fire Company, Inc

$33,476

Town of Greenfield

$25,714

Granville Rescue Squad

$38,047

Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Company Inc

$35,285

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The AFG Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s 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 AFG Program can be found here.

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