New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have recently announced they have secured federal funding for fire departments throughout the state totaling over $3.2 million dollars.
The funding comes from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).
“From Poughkeepsie to Waterloo, our brave firefighters are always on the front lines risking their lives to protect our communities,” said Senator Schumer. “These courageous first responders deserve all the federal support possible to ensure they have the adequate training, protective gear, and equipment they need to keep themselves and New Yorkers across the state safe. I’ve fought my whole career to deliver resources for New York’s firefighters, and today’s over $3.2 million will keep New York’s dedicated firefighters prepared to take on any emergency.”
For our area, the Lock Fire Department received $31,428.57 in federal funding. The funds will go to supplementing the operations and safety for the department including professional training, wellness programs, purchasing personal protective equipment and upgrading facilities and supplies.