U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey helped secure a $47,000 grant for the Tarrytown Fire Department that will fund technology to enable better coordination among first responders.
“As the senseless across-the-board budget cuts reduce funding for first responders and law enforcement officials in New York and around the country, it is good news that our first responders in Tarrytown will have access to these funds that will help make our community safer,” said Lowey, D-Harrison, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security, awards grants directly to local fire departments and emergency medical services organizations. The funds may be used to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, emergency medical service programs, fire prevention and safety programs, and to purchase new fire equipment.
“We are deeply grateful to Congresswoman Lowey for her assistance in obtaining this grant for critically important equipment that will enable our firefighters to better protect the lives and property of all of our residents,” said village Mayor Drew Fixell.