09.01.22

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $6.2 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 $6.2 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 $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 more than $6 million in federal funding for our first responders and I’ll keep fighting to ensure that New York’s fire departments have the support and resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”

The senators broke down the funding by region below:

Central New York

Organization

Grant Funding

City of Auburn

$219,122.72

City of Syracuse

$107,600.00

City of Cortland

$364,721.90

City of Fulton

$48,571.42

Redfield Volunteer Fire Company Inc

$73,333.33

City of Oneida

$42,857.14

Throop Fire Department

$40,967.61

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western NY

Organization

Grant Funding

Lewiston Fire Co 1 Inc

$30,476.19

Village of Delevan

$8,809.52

Forestville Fire Department Inc.

$59,005.71

City of Lackawanna

$220,059.04

City of Batavia

$62,476.19

Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc.

$200,000.00

South Lockport Fire Co

$76,198.09

Wilson Fire Company No. 1

$25,689.52

Westons Mills Fire District

$16,190.47

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Finger Lakes

Organization

Grant Funding

Benton Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

$23,809.52

Laurelton Fire District

$80,952.38

South Macedon Fire And Rescue, Inc.

$84,142.85

Livonia Fire Department

$195,333.33

Saint Paul Boulevard Fire District

$290,972.72

Village of Penn Yan

$63,041.90

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Tier

Organization

Grant Funding

City of Norwich

$150,975.23

Fremont Volunteer Fire Department #1, Inc.

$25,714.28

Brooktondale Fire District

$42,952.38

Village of Johnson City

$11,857.14

Village of Smyrna

$55,238.09

Genegantslet Fire Co Inc

$35,428.57

Village of Richfield Springs

$92,676.19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Region

Organization

Grant Funding

Village of Greenwich

$94,796.19

City of Saratoga Springs

$240,140.90

City of Troy*

$702,545.45

City of Schenectady*

$417,032.73

*Note Troy and Schenectady were announced earlier this year

 

 

 

 

North Country

Organization

Grant Funding

Rutland Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

$8,463.42

Northpole Fire Co Inc

$19,161.90

City of Watertown

$181,817.27

Village of Lyons Falls

$47,982.85

Alexandria Bay Volunteer Fire Department

$47,047.61

City of Ogdensburg

$3,994.28

Ausable Forks Fire Department, Inc.

$183,238.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hudson Valley

Organization

Grant Funding

Village of Tarrytown

$80,853.33

J. H. Ketcham Hose Company, Inc.

$184,073.33

Greenville Fire District

$233,033.68

Hyde Park Fire & Water District

$12,759.04

Town of Greenburgh

$475,966.55

Fairview Fire Department

$411,887.97

Village of Port Chester

$131,612.90

City of New Rochelle

$69,545.45

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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