Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.2 Million In Federal Funding For Fire Departments In New York State

Aug 14, 2023

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $3,224,471.27 in federal funding for fire departments across New York State. The funding will be used to provide protective gear, training, and supplies to emergency personnel across twenty-nine fire departments. This federal funding was administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).

“From Poughkeepsie to Waterloo, our brave firefighters are always on the front lines risking their lives to protect our communities,” said Senator Schumer. “These courageous first responders deserve all the federal support possible to ensure they have the adequate training, protective gear, and equipment they need to keep themselves and New Yorkers across the state safe. I’ve fought my whole career to deliver resources for New York’s firefighters, and today’s over $3.2 million will keep New York’s dedicated firefighters prepared to take on any emergency.”

 “New York’s firefighters work tirelessly to protect our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will provide New York’s firefighters with the essential training, equipment and supplies they need to respond to emergency situations safely and efficiently. I will continue to working to ensure New York’s fire departments are well-equipped to provide protection for our communities.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The competitive grants are awarded to the applicants that most closely meet the program’s requirements and demonstrate a commitment to its priorities. The funding will be used to supplement the operations and safety of fire departments, including professional training, wellness programs, purchasing personal protective equipment and upgrading facilities and supplies.

Funding recipients listed below:

OrganizationFunding AmountCity
Capital Region
Hope Volunteer Fire Dept$96,380.95Northville
Hebron Volunteer Fire$40,361.90Salem
Niagara Engine Co No 6 Inc$103,557.14Schoharie
Whitehall Volunteer Fire Co$241,314.28Whitehall
Petersburgh Fire District #1$67,886.91Petersburgh
Granville Rescue Squad$47,142.85Granville
Central New York
Locke Fire District 1$31,428.57Locke
Village of Oriskany Falls$99,428.57Oriskany Falls
Whitesboro Fire Department, Inc.$72,666.66Whitesboro
North Brookfield Fire District$45,714.28North Brookfield
Deerfield Fire District #1$39,691.42Utica
Town of Sullivan Town Hall$571,428.57Chittenango
Palermo Volunteer Fire Department Corp$51,428.57Fulton
Hudson Valley
City of Poughkeepsie$324,450.00Poughkeepsie
Spring Hill Community Ambulance$73,929.05Spring Valley
Southern Tier
Hammondsport Fire District$160,000.00Hammondsport
Fremont Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc$46,016.66Arkport
Town of Binghamton Volunteer Fire Co Inc$19,428.57Binghamton
Western New York
Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.$49,366.42Lockport
Rochester – Finger Lakes
Waterloo Volunteer Fire Co Inc$148,923.80Waterloo
Hilton-Parma Fire District$23,037.29Hilton
North Country
Village of Lyons Falls$66,666.66Lyons Falls
Long Island
Jamesport Fire District$37,142.85Jamesport
East Marion Fire District$327,142.85East Marion
East Norwich Volunteer Fire Co Numb$61,904.76East Norwich
Village of Nissequogue$47,142.85Saint James
Floral Park Centre Fire Company Inc.$49,571.42Floral Park
Incorporated Village of East Rockaway$170,908.33East Rockaway
Lawrence Cedarhurst Rescue Inc$110,409.09Lawrence