May 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $13,000 for Belmont Fire Department in Allegany County

Federal Funding For Belmont Fire Department Will Be Used To Replace Aging Hoses

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $13,509 in federal funding for the Belmont Fire Department to replace aging hoses in their inventory. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

“These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance the Village of Belmont needs to replace their supply of hoses. 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 an important investment for the Village of Belmont,” said Senator Gillibrand. “When our first responders go into harm’s way, it’s our job to make sure they have the right equipment to save lives. This funding will provide critical, up-to-date hoses to help Belmont firefighters keep our families safe.”

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/ .