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Offices of Congressman Chris Collins and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Host Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshops

Jul 12, 2016
Press Release

The offices of Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will host two workshops focused on helping local first responders access the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The workshops will include representatives from the Fire Program Specialist Office of FEMA who will give presentations on new and existing policies, guidelines, and requirements for the AFG program. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

“Our first responders routinely risk their lives for our safety,” said Congressman Collins. “It is vital these first responders have the tools they need to keep our communities safe. Federal grants play a critical role in providing the equipment, training, and resources these first responders need, and I will continue to do whatever I can to support them.”

“We need to do everything we can to protect the men and women who risk their lives every day in the face of danger. These brave first responders must have access to the most up-to-date equipment to do their jobs effectively and stay safe while they are protecting our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These grant workshops are necessary in order to facilitate federal funds for essential equipment and make information available to our local fire departments. I will always fight in the Senate to make sure that our fire departments are funded and equipped.”

Upcoming Assistance to Firefighter Grant Workshops


         Tuesday, July 26, 2016                                                         Wednesday, July 27, 2016

6:30PM                                                                                   6:30PM

Harris Hill Volunteer Fire Company                                      Geneseo Fire Department

8630 Main Street                                                                    133 Center Street

Williamsville, NY 14221                                                         Geneseo, NY 14454


***Please note, both workshops will cover the same material.***

To register, local departments are asked to call Congressman Collins’ Geneseo office at 585-519-4002 or