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Rep. Zeldin Announces $104,762 FEMA Grant to Jamesport Fire Department

June 28, 2017
Press Release

Jamesport, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the Jamesport Fire Department has been awarded $104,762 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Funding from this grant will be used to purchase critical communications equipment, including vehicle radios and mobile data terminals.

Congressman Zeldin said, “I am proud to announce that this essential funding has been awarded to the Jamesport Fire Department. This grant will be used to purchase much needed communications supplies. It is absolutely essential that our firefighters are able to utilize the best possible equipment; these brave men and women put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities, and they should have access to every resource available. I would like to thank FEMA for their assistance in carrying out this important mission.”

“The Jamesport Fire District is pleased to be awarded a Firefighter Grant from FEMA. This very much needed funding will assist the district in updating our antiquated communication system that is now in service. The base station used for dispatching will be replaced as well as communication equipment in our vehicles enabling the fire district to better serve our community without having to tax the residents. We thank Congressman Zeldin and his office staff for all their assistance in applying for and ultimately receiving this firefighters grant!” said Sean M. McCabe, District Manager of the Jamesport Fire Department.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) helps fire departments, emergency medical service organizations, and other first responders receive the necessary equipment, vehicles, training, and other resources needed to ensure public safety.