Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $49,875 in funding for the Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department in the Village of Tivoli. This funding is being allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will be used by the Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department to improve their ability to respond to fires and other hazards.
“This is a great investment for the Village of Tivoli,” Senator Gillibrand said. “This federal investment will help improve the fire department’s equipment, help local firefighters do their work and keep families safe. I will continue working to ensure our first responders have the tools and resources they need to keep our communities safe.”
“On behalf of the Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the Department of Homeland Security for their help in obtaining the funds needed for our Scott air pack project,” said Thomas Crisci, Sr. President, Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department. “Without their help it would not have been possible. This equipment will make our firefighters and our residents safer.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, established by DHS and FEMA, is part of an effort to increase the nation’s emergency response preparation. This program provides federal funding to first responder organizations for the acquisition of personal protective equipment, firefighting vehicles, and emergency response equipment. These funds will also help provide emergency response training to firefighters.