Congressman Chris Collins encouraged local fire departments and emergency medical services squads to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through FEMA.
AFG funds help fire departments and other first responders purchase equipment and protective gear. The funding can also be used to obtain training and other resources needed to help protect both the public and emergency personnel.
FEMA began accepting applications from eligible departments today. The application period will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6.
“Members of our local fire and EMS departments stand ready to assist the community at a moment’s notice,” Collins said. “It is important our first responders have access to the tools and training they need. FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighter Grants helps them do just that and I encourage departments throughout NY-27 to apply.”
For more information, visit http://www.fema.gov/firegrants