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Collins announces $146,742.85 grant for the Armor Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

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CLARENCE -- Congressman Chris Collins today announced $146,742.85 in federal funding for the Armor Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Hamburg, NY. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

"The AFG program helps community fire departments access federal funding to protect their members and keep the communities they serve safe", said Congressman Chris Collins. "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."

The AFG Grant Program provides direct funding assistance to fire departments, State Fire Training Academies, and non-affiliated EMS organizations to enhance their response capabilities and to more effectively protect the health and safety of both the public and emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.

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