Nyack Joint Fire District Gets $27.5K For Protective Equipment

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. -- A federal grant of $27,572 has been awarded to the Nyack Joint Fire District through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.

The Nyack Joint Fire District will use this funding to acquire personal protective equipment for its firefighters.

“It is essential that our first responders have the resources they need to react quickly and decisively to protect our communities,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D- Rockland/Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee. “This federal funding will ensure that Nyack Joint Fire District can effectively equip its firefighters and improve their ability to save lives. I will continue to advocate for more funding to protect our fire departments as they protect our communities.”

“We are grateful to Congresswoman Lowey for her support of the Nyack Joint Fire District's request for these funds,” said James B. Hartwick, Chairman of the Nyack Board of Fire Commissioners.

The AFG program provides grants to first-responder organizations to improve response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and first-responder personnel. AFG grants can be invested in emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.

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