Angelino Reacts to Grants for Fire Departments

Statement by Assemblyman Joseph Angelino (R,C-Norwich)

“The 121st Assembly District has approximately 60 fire departments, all are volunteer except one. I have visited nearly every one of these volunteer departments, and they all have similar issues; funding, personnel, facilities and equipment. The New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services has announced the details of the Volunteer Fire Infrastructure & Response Equipment (V-FIRE) Grant Program, which is a state-funded $25,000,000 competitive grant program that supports volunteer departments. I urge all volunteer departments to see if this program can be of assistance. There is a DEADLINE of Tuesday, April 30, 2024, by 5 p.m. to have your paperwork received by DHSES,” said Angelino.

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