Congressman Chris Collins Announces $402,622.85 in Grants for Two Local Fire Companies
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins today announced $402,622.85 in federal funding for two local fire companies. The local companies are the Olcott Fire Company, Inc., and the Richmond Fire District. These grants were allocated through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.
“Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent use of federal resources,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “The AFG program allows our local fire departments and EMS organizations to apply for funding assistance in an effort to maintain safety standards for its first responders and allow them to keep our communities safe.”
The Olcott Fire company, Inc. was allocated $28,670.47 and the Richmond Fire District was allocated $373,952.38 in grant funding.
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.