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Congressman Chris Collins

Representing the 27th District of New York

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Congressman Chris Collins Helps Secure $128,793 Grant for City of Lockport Fire Department

Apr 22, 2015
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today announced $128,793 in federal funding for the City of Lockport Fire Department. 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.

“Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent and prudent use of federal money,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “Our local heroes need the proper resources to do their jobs and protect our communities. Many small fire companies 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 proud I was able to help the Lockport Fire Department secure this money.”

“This grant is great news for the City of Lockport and our Fire Department,” said Mayor Anne McCaffrey. “This funding will help us replace our old SCBA equipment and ensure our fire department has the tools they need to protect our community. Thank you to Luca Quagliano from the department for his efforts writing the grant. We would also like to thank Congressman Chris Collins for his assistance and continued support of Lockport and our local fire department.”