LaGrange Awarded “Assistance to Firefighters Grant”
For Immediate Release:
The LaGrange Fire District would like to thank Congressmen Chuck Schumer and Congressman Anthony Delgado for their support and recommendations in the submission of an “Assistance to Firefighters Grant”, awarded on March 24, 2021, in the amount of $85,694.59.
The Assistance to Firefighter Grant’s (AFG) primary goal is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Over the last year and a half agencies across the country and world have been dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and depletion of appropriate personal protective equipment.
The LaGrange Fire District has over the last year and a half worked to keep the community it responds to, as well as, its visitors requiring emergency assistance safe and protected. The awarding of this AFG has helped to offset the cost of supplies and training pertaining to the response on Covid-19. Senator Schumer had this to say in response to our request…
“From the peak of the pandemic to normal times, our brave firefighters are always on the front lines risking their lives to protect their communities,” said Senator Schumer. “These courageous firefighters deserve all the federal support possible to help them do their jobs. I’ve fought my whole career to bring more federal resources to support our heroic firefighters, and I’m proud to deliver this funding to LaGrange Fire District so they have the critical PPE, training, and support needed to stay safe as they keep Dutchess County residents out of harm’s way.”
The LaGrange Fire District would like to express our gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all who assisted in the process of the Grant submission and approval. The funds received will be utilized to offset the cost associated with the Covid-19 response to better equip and train department personnel in their response and care of the community and its visitors.
For more information contact:
Chief Tim O’Connor
LaGrange Fire District