May 15, 2017 04:23 PM
The Palmyra Fire Department is getting $160,000 in federal funds for new National Fire Protection Association compliant breathing units.
“It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively,” said Senator Charles Schumer. “Our first responders are our local heroes and our primary 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.”
“I and everyone from the Palmyra Fire Department are very much appreciate of this award. The new equipment will replace worn and outdated gear that no longer meets safety standards. Repairs and replacement parts are expensive and are occurring more frequently. Our current equipment has served its time and is need of replacing. Safety of our firefighters is number one. Firefighting equipment, such as air packs are expensive, and our budget would not support a purchase this large. This award is allowing our department be NFPA compliant to replace 26 air packs in which we can protect our firefighters, community and response areas,” said Chief Warren Frederick.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grants are competitive awards that given based on program priorities and financial need.
Created: May 15, 2017 04:23 PM
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