Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) today announced new grant opportunities for firefighters. The grants are sponsored by the United States Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“Fire departments consist mainly of volunteers who dedicate their lives to the protection and safety of human life and property in the community,” said Rabbitt. “These individuals show a willingness to sacrifice for others, striving to protect the lives of stranger and friend alike. I strongly believe we should offer more to our firefighters for the services they provide.”
Roughly $810 million has been allocated nationwide for this year’s firefighter grants. Half of this amount will support fire and EMS operations and safety grants, firefighting and emergency vehicle grants, and fire prevention and safety grants. The remainder will be devoted to Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) grants.
Any members of local fire departments who wish to apply for a grant, or would like more information on this opportunity, can visit www.fema.gov/firegrants.