Slaughter Announces $150,000 Grant for Brighton Fire District
ROCHESTER, NY — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced an Assistance for Firefighter Grant (AFG) under the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program of $152,036 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Brighton Fire District. Each year, Slaughter helps ensure the AFG program receives sufficient funding in the federal budget.
“I am proud to announce this competitive federal award for the Brighton Fire District so that they can continue their important work keeping our community safe. This SAFER grant will ensure that the Brighton Fire District has the personnel and the tools they need to continue serving the community for years to come,” said Slaughter.
“I want to thank Congresswoman Slaughter for her continued leadership on this issue. Ensuring our fire districts are fully prepared with the staff and the resources they need to protect Monroe County residents is absolutely essential, and Congresswoman Slaughter has played a big role in doing just this,” said Bill Moehle, Brighton Town Supervisor.
The Brighton Fire District is a team of 90 active firefighters and EMTs that serve Brighton and the town of Pittsford. The award is being administered through round six of the Fiscal Year 2016 AFG Program – Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). The SAFER program provides grant funding to enhance fire districts’ ability to attain and maintain 24-hour fire department staffing and to assure that communities have adequate protection from fire-related hazards.
FEMA’s AFG Program improves the abilities of fire departments and emergency medical services (EMS) organizations to protect the health and safety of the public and first-responders. In Fiscal Year 2016, FEMA will award approximately $345 million in competitive SAFER grants to fire departments and to volunteer firefighter support groups.