Thursday, March 29, 2012

Federal money coming to Hinsdale fire department

 U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Hinsdale Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $18,221 in Round 16 of the FY11 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The Hinsdale Fire Department, in Cattaraugus County, will use this funding to purchase protective clothing for emergency workers to protect them from blood-borne pathogens. The grant will also help fund training classes for fire fighters.
"With these funds, Hinsdale first responders will have the proper equipment to safely respond to emergencies in the region, said Schumer. This investment will help ensure that our local heroes have the equipment and training that will help them work as efficiently and effectively as possible.

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