March 3, 2016
Steuben County is receiving $130,000 and Allegany county is getting $70,000, from state and federal agencies, for counter terrorism and emergency preparedness.
“Communities and counties throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region know as well as anyone the importance of being prepared for disasters and emergencies,” said O’Mara. “We appreciate this federal aid to strengthen and support the ability of our local first responders to enhance their readiness to protect the safety and security of our local communities and neighborhoods.”
“New Yorkers know all too well the threats posed by terrorism and the critical value of ensuring first responders have the tools and resources they need to protect our communities,” Governor Cuomo said. “From enhanced training to purchasing equipment, this funding will further bolster counterterrorism efforts and help make this a stronger, safer and more secure New York.”
Senator Charles E. Schumer said, “Keeping our citizens safe in an age of metastasizing terror threats is job #1, which is we fight so hard to preserve these federal funds. I will continue to work with partners like Governor Cuomo to secure these federal resources each year so we can effectively support the vital security programs in communities all across New York State.”
Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand said, “As we continue to fight terrorism abroad and at home, we need to make sure local law enforcement has every available resource to keep our communities safe. This critical federal funding will help local law enforcement protect our communities and prevent against terrorism throughout the state. I’ll continue fighting for these federal resources to help New York law enforcement be prepared.”
March 3, 2016