Congressman Chris Collins Encourages Fire Departments to Apply for Grant Funding
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is encouraging local fire departments and EMS squads to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) through FEMA. AFG funds help fire departments and other first responders purchase critical 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 closes on December 6, 2013 at 5PM.
“Members of our local fire and EMS departments stand ready to assist the community at a moment’s notice,” said Congressman Collins. “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.”
More information on the AFG program can be found at: http://www.fema.gov/firegrants.