Little Valley Fire Joint District To Receive Over $36K In Federal Funding

LITTLE VALLEY – The Little Valley Fire Joint District will receive over $36,000 in federal funding as part of a $1.1 million initiative for ten Western New York Fire Departments, according to a Thursday announcement from U.S Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. 
The exact amount is $36,667.
“It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equipment they need to stay safe on the job,” said Senator Schumer. “Our first responders in Western New York and across the state are our local heroes and our first line of defense for safety and security – it is critical that we do all we can to ensure that they are well equipped and prepared to take on any emergency.”
“Our firefighters defend and protect our communities, and we need to do everything possible to make sure that they have the resources necessary to stay safe and be prepared to respond to emergencies,” added Senator Gillibrand. “These federal funds provide critical resources to fire departments across Western New York, and I was proud to fight in the Senate for this funding to make sure our local fire departments have the support they need.”
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is 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 found here.