(WNY News Now) – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) has revealed a boost for local first responders with four Assistance to Firefighters Grants from FEMA. The grants, totaling over $612,000, will empower firefighting efforts in Erie, Cattaraugus, and Chemung counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Local firefighting operations and safety measures are getting a vital lift with these FEMA grants,” declared Rep. Langworthy. The funding will enhance resources for advanced equipment, vital training, and fortifying the emergency response capabilities of first responders.
Erie County’s Clarence Fire District No. 1 secures $233,497.14, while Newstead Fire Company gains $232,718.09. In Cattaraugus County, Randolph Regional EMS receives $98,955.23, and Van Etten Community Fire Rescue in Chemung County is awarded $47,153.33.
FEMA aims to elevate first responders’ safety and effectiveness, addressing equipment, vehicles, safety, and training needs.