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Congressman Chris Collins Announces $37,561 in AFG Grant Funding for the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company

Jun 29, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $37,561 in federal funding for the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

“When responding to fire emergencies, it is critically important first responders are able to use their equipment without disruption or complication,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “The AFG program has proven to help first responders achieve this end, and I believe this program has played an integral role in upholding the safety of communities here in New York’s 27th Congressional District. I am glad the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company will utilize this $37,561 in AFG funding to purchase new hoses and nozzles, because their members must be assured their equipment is reliable and effective at all times.”

The Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company will use this $37,561 federal grant to purchase new firefighting hoses and nozzles. The newly purchased hoses and nozzles will help the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company meet safety standards and mitigate the Company’s ongoing maintenance and repair costs.

“This is great news for the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company,” said Rob Hoover, Chief of the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Company. “Grants like this allow us to purchase necessary equipment without burdening local taxpayers. Our department will continue to aggressively pursue grant opportunities and we look forward to working with Rep. Collins in the future.”

The AFG Grant Program provides direct funding assistance to fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and non-affiliated EMS organizations to enhance their response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of both the public and emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.