October 3, 2019
From Congressman Tom Reed:
Rep. Tom Reed announced a $38,855 grant to provide the Alfred Station Fire Company with funding to enrich recruitment and information efforts. The grant will be used to provide an electronic sign to inform the community of company events and programs – including recruitment and outreach programs.
“We care about ensuring our fire stations are fully staffed,” Tom said. “This grant provides funding to help the Alfred Station Fire Company inform the public of recruitment opportunities and other outreach activities. We will continue to support our first responders and these important initiatives going forward.”
“Effective communication is critical as a community-service organization.” said President Keith Stanley. “In this digital age, an electronic sign will allow us to share programs and messages with a wider community audience in a timely manner. This will greatly enhance our ability to reach and recruit new members as well as keep the community better informed.”
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants program, a Federal Emergency Management Agency initiative, was created to directly provide funds to fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations to help recruit members and maintain their current staffing levels. For more information, visit www.fema.gov.