SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, MAFFEI ANNOUNCE NEARLY $50,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE AMBER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN MARIETTA
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Amber Volunteer Fire Department in Marietta has been awarded $49,970 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Amber Fire Department will use this grant to purchase a new air compressor to fill selfcontained breathing apparatuses.
"These muchneeded funds will allow the Marietta Fire Department to invest in the equipment they need to do their jobs effectively and save lives," said Senator Schumer. "Making sure the brave men and women that serve in our fire departments have the resources they need has always been a top priority of mine. These funds will allow our local heroes to continue their important work of keeping the community safe."
"Amber Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line every day and that is why it is important to make sure they have access to critical equipment," said Senator Gillibrand. "This investment will help ensure their safety and the safety of the community, helping the Department save more lives."
"The firefighters and first responders at the Amber Fire Department provide critical services to the people in their community, and it is so important they have the tools necessary to do their jobs successfully," said Rep. Maffei. "This AFG funding will help provide this allvolunteer department with the modern, highquality equipment they need for their work to fight fires, save lives and respond to local emergencies."
The AFG program is a competitive grant program to help firefighters and other first responders enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and to obtain critically needed resources, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training to improve the capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.