May 15, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $32,300 for Greenville Fire Department in Scarsdale

Federal Funding Will Help Greenville Fire Department Purchase New Exhaust System to Keep Firefighting Equipment Safe

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $32,300 in federal funding for Greenville Fire Department in Scarsdale. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funds will be used to purchase a new, state-of-the-art exhaust system for equipment and firefighting apparatuses. The system will clean diesel particulates, fumes and other exhaust from equipment before it enters the station.

“These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that Greenville Fire Department needs to replace critical equipment like the exhaust system that keeps their equipment clean and safe to use. First responders are our primary line of defense – they safeguard our residents and protect our property. It’s crucial that we provide our fire departments support to purchase the equipment they need to do their jobs to the best of their ability,” said Senator Schumer.

“This is a much needed investment for Greenville Fire Department,” said Senator Gillibrand. “When our first responders go into harm’s way, it is our job to ensure they have the right equipment necessary to save lives. I am pleased that this funding will provide the critical tools and resources Greenville fire fighters need to better serve their community and save more lives.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants are administered by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the Department's United States Fire Administration. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's priorities and demonstrate financial need.  More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be accessed at http://www.firegrantsupport.com/ .