$3.2M Federal Funding for New York Fire Departments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNY News Now) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced a federal allocation of $3,224,471.27 to bolster fire departments across New York State, enhancing protective gear, training, and supplies for emergency personnel in 29 departments.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $3,224,471.27 in federal funding to fortify fire departments spanning across New York State. The funds are set to amplify the readiness and capabilities of twenty-nine fire departments, ushering in a wave of improved protective equipment, rigorous training, and essential supplies for emergency personnel.

The allocation, facilitated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), stems from the highly regarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

The funding is anticipated to play a pivotal role in enhancing the operational competence and safety measures of fire departments. The benefits include targeted professional training initiatives, holistic wellness programs, the procurement of personal protective equipment, and the modernization of facilities and supplies.


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