Congressman Chris Collins today announced $107,762 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. located in Wheatfield. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.
"Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent and prudent use of federal money," Collins said. "Our local heroes need the proper resources to do their jobs and protect our communities. Many small fire companies and emergency medical service providers are unable to purchase necessary equipment upgrades due to financial limitations. This funding will help create more efficient and effective first responders, and I am proud I was able to help the Adams Fire Co. secure this money."
"This grant is great news for the Adams Fire Co. and our community," Chief Donald Lauer said. "This funding will help us replace our old SCBA equipment and ensure our fire department has the tools they need to protect our community. Thank you to Jim Mihalko from the department for his efforts writing the grant. We would also like to thank Congressman Chris Collins for his assistance and continued support of our local fire departments."