July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $39k In Federal Funding For Pavilion Fire District In Genesee County

Federal Funding For Pavilion Fire District Will Be Used to Purchase New Protective Gear & Safety Equipment For Firefighters

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $39,200 in federal funding for the Pavilion Fire District in Genesee County. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This federal funding will allow the Pavilion Fire District to purchase new protective gear and safety equipment.

“It is critical that we provide our local fire companies with the most up-to-date protective equipment they need to do their jobs effectively and keep residents safe,” said Senator Schumer. “Our first responders are our local heroes and our primary line of defense – it is crucial we provide them with the resources they need to do their important work of saving lives.”

“The Pavilion Fire District will use this funding to invest in critical equipment that will help keep firefighters safe during emergency situations and enable them able to carry out their lifesaving work more effectively,” said Senator Gillibrand. “Our first responders are on the frontlines during emergencies and should have the most up-to-date equipment as they do their job protecting our community.”

“The Pavilion Fire District would like to inform the Pavilion Community that the Board of Fire Commissioners is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant in the amount of $39,200 for Protective Gear and Safety Equipment through Homeland Security/FEMA funding.  Thank you to the offices of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand for the assistance,” said Chief Chad Freeman, Pavilion Fire District.

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. Funding is allocated to strengthen the overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards.  Funding is allocated to strengthen emergency preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be accessed at http://www.firegrantsupport.com/.