Fire departments secure funding to help pay for protective equipment and training | Local News


GENESEO – The York Fire Department will receive $ 2,554 to help pay for protective equipment, training and supplies for emergency personnel. They were just one of ninety different fire departments in New York State to get the money.

US Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that federal funding of $ 11,499,044 will be distributed to government departments. The funding was administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Firefighter Assistance Grant (AFG) of the US Department of Homeland Security.

“From the peak of the pandemic until now, our brave firefighters have always been on the front lines, risking their lives to protect their communities,” said Senator Schumer. “These courageous first responders deserve all the federal support they can get to help them do their jobs. I will always fight to bring in more federal resources to support our heroic firefighters, and I am proud to provide this funding so that the New York Fire Departments have the essential support they need to keep New Yorkers safe in emergency.

Also on the list, the village of Albion which received $ 37,190 and the town of Hornell which received $ 205,568.

“New York firefighters have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID pandemic to protect our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will provide them with the equipment, training and resources they need to stay safe when responding to emergencies. I will continue to fight to make sure the New York Fire Departments have what they need when they come on the job.

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