WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko today (May 3) announced that, with his support, the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation has received $39,810 in federal funding to purchase equipment critical to providing reliable breathing air for firefighters.
The funding was provided through the Assistance to Firefighters program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“The men and women who volunteer at the Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation put their lives on the line to ensure the safety and security of our community,” said Katko. “This grant will help ensure that these firefighters have the resources they need to respond effectively and efficiently and I was proud to support this application for funding.”
The Department of Homeland Security’s AFG program was founded in 2001.
It awards funding for local fire departments to obtain critically needed resources and equipment.
The Volney Volunteer Fire Corporation will use the funding to purchase an air compressor/cascade SCBA fill station.
Since 1948, the Volney Volunteer Fire Company has remained committed to protecting more than 6,000 residents in the town of Volney and its surrounding communities.