Representative Kathleen announced federal grant funding for four Nassau County (NY) fire departments.
The Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department (LCFD), the Lynbrook Fire Department (LFD), the Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department (LBVFD) and the Floral Park Centre Fire Department (FPCFD) will receive funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant and Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) programs, according to the LI Herald.
Through the AFG program, the LCFD will receive $115,000 for a new ambulance. The LFD will receive $247,272.73 to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus. The LBVFD the FPCFC were awarded $41,500 and $26,500, respectively through the SAFER program to help recruit new firefighters.
Rice represents the Five Towns and many other communities in New York state’s 4th Congressional District and is a member of the Committee on Homeland Security, which oversees FEMA.