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Hornell Fire Department will get $100,000 in federal funding

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U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday that the City of Hornell, New York, is set to receive over $100,000 in federal funding.

The funding is part of a $1.2 million Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, administered by FEMA and funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The grant, aimed at providing equipment, training, and supplies to emergency personnel, will benefit 13 locations across the state, with Hornell receiving $110,979.42.

Senator Schumer praised the firefighters’ courageous efforts in his announcement, emphasizing the importance of federal support to ensure they have the necessary equipment to protect communities. Senator Gillibrand echoed Schumer’s sentiments, acknowledging the firefighters’ relentless commitment to community safety. She further assured her continued efforts to provide New York’s fire departments with the necessary resources.

The remaining grant will be distributed among 12 other departments across the state, including Watervliet in Albany County, Dunkirk in Chautauqua County, and Heuvelton in St. Lawrence County, among others. The funding allocation was determined based on the applicants’ alignment with the program’s requirements and their commitment to its priorities.