ELMIRA – This week Congressman Nick Langworthy ( NY -23 ) made a visit to the City of Elmira Fire Department headquarters to meet with first responders and announce an Assistance To Firefighters grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) in the amount of $276,545.
The city intends to use the grant to purchase forty new Scott air packs and eighty air bottles.
“It’s an honor to thank these first responders in person for putting their lives on the line for the community every single day,” Langworthy said. “It’s always been my priority to do what I can to ensure they have the resources they need to do their jobs safely. I’m proud to announce this significant grant that will enable the City of Elmira to purchase new gear and enhance the capabilities of our local fire department.”
Elmira Mayor Dan Mándela, who was also in attendance said, “We are grateful for Congressman Langworthy’s partnership with the City of Elmira to ensure the safety and well being of our community. This funding will play a pivotal role in equipping our firefighters with the latest tools and resources they need to carry out their duties safely and effectively.”
This grant comes after Congressman Langworthy sent a letter to FEMA to advocate on the city’s behalf back in May