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Village of Endicott Fire Dept Gets Over $305K in Federal Funding

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced on Friday $304,920.70 in federal funding for the Village of Endicott Fire Department.

The grant was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER) and will specifically be used to help hire two firefighters.

“Whether it’s a fire, flood, car accident, or when disaster strikes, we depend on these local heroes to keep us safe, and they depend on us to give them the resources they need to do their jobs effectively,” said Senator Schumer. “This funding will allow the Village of Endicott Fire Department to grow its ranks, which will help ensure that they can respond to any emergency quickly and efficiently."

The SAFER grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program’s priorities and demonstrate financial need. The funding is used to hire and retain firefighters so that fire departments can be staffed at all times.