Congressman Chris Collins Announces $88,858 Grant for Adams Fire Co.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $88,858 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield, New York. The grant was 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.
“Our local heroes need the proper resources to do their jobs and protect our communities,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “Many fire companies and emergency medical service providers are unable to purchase necessary equipment upgrades due to financial limitations. This funding will help create more efficient and effective first responders, and I am honored to help Adams Fire Co. secure this vital funding.”
“This funding will allow the Adams Fire Company to purchase 36 sets of new protective turnout gear,” said Chris Pino, Fire Chief, Adams Fire Company. “This important equipment will help keep our firefighters safe as they protect our local residents and will allow us to continue providing the best possible service to our community. We appreciate Congressman Collins assistance and look forward to working with him again in the future to support our local fire departments.”
The AFG Program provides direct funding assistance to first-responder organizations to obtain much needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles and training.