Stec Joins Assembly Minority Conference Sending Letter to President Trump and Senator Schumer Requesting Funding tor Local Governments and Vol. Firefighters

May 1, 2020

Assemblyman Dan Stec (R,C,I-Queensbury) announced today that he has joined the Assembly Minority Conference in sending a letter to the president and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer requesting federal aid to help local governments and volunteer firefighters and emergency service personal in New York who have been overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stec and the Assembly Minority Conference are requesting federal aid to reimburse local governments and volunteer fire departments and EMS for the price of PPE such as face shields, gowns, goggles, gloves, masks, head covers, respirators and shoe covers. They are also calling on funding to be sent to volunteer fireman and EMS workers who have been quarantined and missed work because of exposure while volunteering these services.

“Volunteer firefighters and EMS workers are putting their lives on the line every day for the good of the community,” said Stec. “We should be ensuring they are properly equipped to do their job and reimbursed for the money they lost due to their direct service of our communities. It is my hope the president and Congress understand the importance of this funding and will do their best to provide as much assistance as they can to our local governments and volunteer firefighters and EMS workers in New York.”

A full look at the letter can be found here.