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Washington D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $306,624.52 in federal funding will be administered to twelve counties across New York to support COVID-19 emergency response preparedness measures. This funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) second round of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S 2) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. This funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and will be used to purchase essential PPE and equipment for firefighters responding to the COVID-19 outbreak across New York.

“From the peak of the pandemic to normal times, our brave firefighters are always on the front lines, risking their lives to protect their communities,” said Senator Schumer. “These courageous first responders deserve all the federal support possible to help them do their jobs. I will always fight to bring more federal resources to support our heroic firefighters, and I’m proud to deliver this funding so New York’s fire departments have the critical PPE and essential support they need as they keep New Yorkers safe during the pandemic.”

“New York’s firefighters and first responders continue working around the clock to keep our communities safe during this public health crisis,” said Senator Gillibrand. “The ongoing pandemic has left local and state governments with limited resources - this critical federal funding will ensure our firefighters are protected on the frontlines and fire stations can maintain clean facilities in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines. I will continue to push for emergency funding to keep our fire departments and firefighters safe as they enter the line of duty.” 

Funding Recipients Listed Below:

Western New York

Eggertsville Fire District

Buffalo, Erie County


Town Of Niagara Active Hose Co. Inc.

Niagara Falls, Niagara County


Adam's Fire Co Inc

North Tonawanda, Niagara County


Lewiston Fire Co 1 Inc

Lewiston, Niagara County


City Of North Tonawanda 

North Tonawanda, Niagara County


Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Co (Inc)

Williamsville, Erie County


Millgrove Volunteer Fire Department Inc

Alden, Erie County


Big Tree Volunteer Fireman's

Company Inc

Hamburg, Erie County


 Hudson Valley

Village Of Spring Valley (Inc)

Spring Valley, Rockland County 


Village Of Woodbury

Woodbury, Orange County


Town Of Greenburgh

Greenburgh, Westchester County


Village Of Larchmont 

Larchmont, Westchester County


 Central New York

City of Ithaca

Ithaca, Tompkins County 


Village Of Manlius

Manlius, Onondaga County


Five Mile Point Fire Co Inc

Kirkwood, Broome County


Springport Fire District

Union Springs, Cayuga County


Village Of Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Onondaga County


North Country

Town Of Constable (Inc)

Constable, Franklin County 


Cadyville Fire District

Cadyville, Clinton County




Long Island 

Village of East Rockaway

East Rockaway, Rockland County