The Cortland City Fire Department is one of three in New York’s 22nd Congressional District that will share a $71k federal grant announced today by Rep. Anthony Brindisi.
Funding was secured earlier this year through the bipartisan CARES Act and will go towards acquiring personal protective equipment (PPE) and related supplies to the fire service community.
These supplies are critical to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our firefighters have continued their essential work throughout this pandemic and have protected our communities and we thank them for their service,” Brindisi said. “When our firefighters and first responders have the tools to protect themselves, they can continue to do their vital work and keep our communities safe.”
Also sharing in the funding are the City of Norwich Fire Department and Chenango Fire Company, Inc.
Meanwhile, a $10,000 grant from the J.M. McDonald Foundation has enabled MAVAC to purchase a ZOLL AutoPulse Resuscitation System, which provides high-quality automated CPR to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
MAVAC members completed their training on the device this week and it’s now onboard their first-due ambulance in service.