Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand recently announced that
the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps will receive $152,950 in federal grants
in Round 26 of the FY12 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.
Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps will use this funding to purchase a new
ambulance to replace an 18-year-old ambulance, according to the release.
this funding, Malverne first responders can focus on their important work
knowing they have a reliable new ambulance,” said Senator Schumer. “This
investment will help ensure that our local heroes can continue their
life-saving work and will enable them to respond as effectively and safely as
AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards, the release said.
“This grant will fund the needed
replacement of one of the MVAC ambulances used to provide service to the
residents of our protection area," said John McKenna, Chairman of the Board, Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corps. "The members of the MVAC are grateful to
receive this grant and look forward to purchasing a new ambulance.”
Assistance to Firefighters Grants are administered by the Department of
Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency in cooperation with the
Department's United States Fire Administration. The grants are awarded on a
competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's
priorities and demonstrate financial need, the release said.