Congressman Chris Collins Helps Secure $83,991 in Grants for Two Local Fire Departments
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $83,991 in federal funding for two local fire companies. The local fire companies are the North Collins Volunteer Fire Department, which received $69,019, and the Village of Victor Fire Department, which received $14,972. The grants were allocated through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help fire 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. “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 provide new turnout gear and protective equipment to create more efficient and effective first responders. I am proud I was able to help them secure this money.”
Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase new and additional turnout gear for North Collins Volunteer Fire Department. Village of Victor Fire Department will use the funds to purchase additional bail out kits, which help assist individuals trapped on the upper floors of buildings.