Slaughter Announces $45,000 Grant for Point Pleasant Fire District
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced an Assistance for Firefighter Grant (AFG) award from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Point Pleasant Fire District. The grant totals $45,048 and will be used to improve facilities and personal protective equipment for first-responders.
“I'm proud to announce this federal award for the Point Pleasant Fire District. Whether they’re rushing into a burning building or providing life-saving medical care, our local firefighters serve us all so well every day. As a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus, I will continue working to invest in our fire departments to protect first-responders and residents during a crisis,” said Slaughter.
The Point Pleasant Fire District is a team of over 50 active firefighters, EMTs, and fire police personnel. They are one of five fire districts located in the Town of Irondequoit. This grant was awarded to the Point Pleasant Fire District under the Operation and Safety program of the AFG Program. Operation and Safety grant projects include professional training, wellness equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and supplies that support firefighting and non-affiliated EMS operations and safety.
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. The AFG will award approximately $310.5 million in competitive grants to fire departments, non-affiliated EMS organizations, and state fire training academies during FY 2016.