August 22, 2016
Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer announced this morning that the North Hornell Fire Department is getting $63,000 to replace outdated vehicle extrication equipment to include HURST tools (jaws of life), air bags for lifting and moving large heavy objects, vehicle stabilization jacks, and cascade air storage bottles that will accommodate filling new air packs received last year.
“With this funding, the brave first responders of the North Hornell Fire Department can focus on their important work with the confidence that they have reliable and protective equipment,” said Senator Schumer. “This grant will help ensure that our local heroes can continue their life-saving work as efficiently and safely as possible.”
“These federal funds will allow our fire departments to purchase the up-to-date equipment they need to do their jobs effectively and stay safe while they are protecting our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “We need to do everything we can to protect the men and women who risk their lives every day in the face of danger, and I will always fight in the Senate to make sure that our fire departments are funded and equipped.”