Friday, September 4, 2020

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE OVER $5 MILLION IN FEMA FUNDING FOR NEW YORK FIREFIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE PREPAREDNESS

 

AFG Program Designed To Protect Firefighters Responding to COVID-19

SAFER Program Strengthens New York’s Emergency Response Preparedness Through Hiring and Retention of Firefighters 

  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,046,694.73 in federal funding to bolster New York’s firefighter force and to provide essential PPE for firefighters responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“From the peak of the pandemic to normal times, our brave firefighters are always on the front lines, risking their lives to protect their communities,” said Senator Schumer. “These courageous first responders deserve all the federal support possible to help them do their jobs. I’ve fought my whole career to bring more federal resources to support our heroic firefighters, and I’m proud to deliver this funding so New York’s fire departments have the critical PPE, training, and support they need as they keep New Yorkers safe during the pandemic.” 

“New York’s first responders have worked tirelessly to keep our communities safe throughout the COVID-19 outbreak,” said Senator Gillibrand. “As we enter fire season amidst a global pandemic, we must ensure our fire departments have the resources needed to hire and retain firefighters, and to keep them protected with essential PPE. I will always fight to secure the resources our fire departments need to stay safe as they enter the line of duty.”

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) - COVID-19 Supplemental Program awarded New York State $4,406,589.73 to provide essential PPE, training, and supplies for firefighters responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, New York State received $640,105 from FEMA’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which was designed to strengthen the nation’s emergency response and preparedness for fire-related hazards by maintaining 24-hour fire department staffing. 

In recent letters, Senator Schumer pushed for AFG - COVID 19 supplemental funding for the Owasco and Howlett Hills Fire Departments, which were awarded $436,952.38 and $171,238.10 respectively, and Senator Gillibrand successfully pushed for the City of Troy to receive $34,374.55 in Round 11 of the competitive FY 2020 AFG-S announcement

Funding Recipients Listed Below:

Capital Region

North Granville Hose Company - North Granville, NY

$82,000.00

SAFER

Rockwood Garoga Lassellsville Volunteer Fire Company – St. Johnsville, NY

$26,000.00

SAFER

City of Troy - Troy, NY

$34,374.55

AFG COVID-19

Town Of Broome Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. - Middleburgh, NY

$133,333.33

 

AFG COVID-19

 

Granville Rescue Squad Inc - Granville, NY

$45,933.33

AFG COVID-19

Hebron Volunteer Fire Company - Salem, NY

$100,000.00

AFG COVID-19

North Granville Hose Company - North Granville, NY

$70,714.29

AFG COVID-19

Ghent Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Inc. - Ghent, NY

$495,714.29

AFG COVID-19


Central Region

Village of New York Mills - New York Mills, NY

$39,655.00

SAFER

Owasco Fire Department - Auburn, NY

$436,952.38

AFG COVID-19

Howlett Hill Fire Department Inc - Syracuse, NY

$171,238.10

AFG COVID-19

Town Of Binghamton Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. - Binghamton, NY

$603,090.91

 

AFG COVID-19

Village of Endicott – Enidcott, NY

$2,749.52

AFG COVID-19


Western Region

Adam's Fire Co Inc - North Tonawanda, NY

$194,140.00

SAFER

Miller Hose Company Inc - Newfane, NY

$44,749.00

SAFER

City of Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

$417,245.79

AFG COVID-19

Village of Delevan - Delevan, NY

$28,092.38

AFG COVID-19

Town Of West Seneca Fire District 6 - West Seneca, NY

$167,857.14

AFG COVID-19

Town Of Niagara Active Hose Co. Inc. - Niagara Falls, NY

$95,238.10

AFG COVID-19

Alfred Station Fire Co Assoc - Alfred Station, NY

          

$95,304.76

AFG COVID-19

Cambria Volunteer Fire Co – Lockport, NY

$38,901.00

 

SAFER


Hudson Valley Region

Village Of Woodbury - Highland Mills, NY

$146,660.00

SAFER

Garrison Fire District - Garrison, NY

$78,328.57

AFG COVID-19

Milan Volunteer Fire Department, Inc - Red Hook, NY

$36,673.76

AFG COVID-19


Long Island Region

Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corp - Mineola, NY

$275,796.58

AFG COVID-19

Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corp - Mineola, NY

$119,047.62

AFG COVID-19

Wading River Fire District -          

Wading River, NY

$244,571.43

AFG COVID-19

Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department – Long Beach, NY

 

$41,500.00

 

SAFER

Floral Park Centre Fire Co Inc – Floral Park, NY

$26,500.00

 

SAFER


New York City Region

Richmond Engine Co #1 - Staten Island, NY

$3,000.00

AFG COVID-19


Finger Lakes Region

Benton Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. - Penn Yan, NY

$166,666.67

AFG COVID-19

Village of Honeoye Falls - Honeoye Falls, NY

$152,285.71

AFG COVID-19

Village of East Rochester - East Rochester, NY

$277,000.00

AFG COVID-19

The Perinton Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc. - Fairport, NY

$45,909.09

AFG COVID-19

Byron Fire Department #1, Inc - Byron, NY

$76,138.10

AFG COVID-19


North Country Region

Alexandria Bay Volunteer Fire Department - Alexandria Bay, NY

$33,333.33

 

AFG COVID-19


EDITOR'S NOTE:
Over $5 Million Dollars, and only $3,000.00 for New York City. Couldn't you two U.S. Senators do any better for New York City?

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