The Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $104,025 in Round 10 of the FY12 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, it was announced today by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer.
AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
The Cranesville Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to update its self-contained breathing apparatus equipment to newer, lighter models.
"With this funding, Cranesville firefighters can focus on their important work without fear for their own safety,” said Schumer. “This investment for new SCBA equipment will help ensure that our local heroes can continue their life-saving work and will enable them to respond as effectively and safely as possible.”
The Cranesville Volunteer FD serves the Town of Amsterdam.