(WNY News Now) – Congressman Nick Langworthy (NY-23) has announced that Allegany Rescue and EMS will receive a crucial $29,152.38 Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FEMA, reinforcing their firefighting capabilities and ensuring enhanced safety measures.
Allegany – Congressman Nick Langworthy unveiled today a $29,152.38 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the Allegany Rescue and EMS. This grant, aimed at bolstering firefighting operations and strengthening safety protocols, signifies a critical investment in the area’s first responders.
Rep. Langworthy expressed his satisfaction with this allocation, emphasizing the importance of empowering first responders with the necessary resources and training. He noted that these funds would enable the acquisition of advanced equipment, vital training programs, and an overall enhancement of the first responders’ readiness during emergencies.
Chief Operating Officer and EMS Captain Jerry Cummins extended gratitude on behalf of the Allegany Rescue and EMS. Cummins affirmed that these additional resources would contribute to their unwavering commitment to saving lives in the community while ensuring the highest safety standards.
FEMA’s core objective in providing such grants is to elevate the safety and efficacy of first responders, equipping them to respond effectively to evolving emergencies and disasters. These funds encompass everything from acquiring cutting-edge equipment and modernizing vehicles to enhancing safety measures and facilitating essential training programs.