Schumer, Gillibrand announce $11M+ for New York fire departments



WASHINGTON (NEWS10) — Fire departments across the state are getting over $11 million. That’s according to Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who announced the federal funding on Wednesday.

Capital Region’s funding recipients

  • Hebron VFC – $47,617
  • Village of Greenwich – $45,321
  • City of Amsterdam – $62,506
  • City of Schenectady – $57,454
  • Central Bridge FD – $94,685
  • Summit FD – $61,710
  • City of Albany – $468,363
  • Schodack Valley VFC – $95,714

“From the peak of the pandemic to now, our brave firefighters have always been on the front lines, risking their lives to protect their communities,” said Schumer. “These courageous first responders deserve all the federal support possible to help them do their jobs.”

The money will go toward protective gear and supplies for front-line responders across more than 90 fire departments. It will also assist in training emergency personnel. The funds are administered through the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant.

“New York’s firefighters have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID pandemic to protect our communities,” said Sen. Gillibrand. “This funding will provide them with the equipment, training, and resources they need to stay safe as they respond to emergency situations.”

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