The office of Congressman Chris Collins will host an informational workshop where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. Representatives from the fire program specialist office of FEMA will be giving a presentation on new and previously existing policies, guidelines and requirements for the AFG. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
The event begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Newstead Fire Department, 5691 Cummings Road, Akron.
"First responders are an integral part of the safety of any community," Collins said. "The selfless service local fire departments provide is immeasurable. It is vital these local fire companies have the tools and resources they need to keep their members safe and effectively protect our community. Federal grants play a critical role in accomplishing those goals."
To register, local departments should call the Lancaster office at 716-634-2324.