December 16, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) recently cosponsored theAssistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Act.

According to a press release, theFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers grants to help staff fire departments and assist in equipping and training personnel, but these grants do not include funding for facility construction or improvements.

The bill would create a grant program within FEMA for the construction and upgrades of fire and emergency medical service facilities.

“Our North Country firefighters selflessly answer the call to serve day or night, and our first responders deserve to have the resources they need to effectively protect our communities,” Stefanik said in a statement.

“I have visited and toured countless fire stations across our district, and I am proud to support this bill to deliver needed funding.”

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