Emergency responders in Baldwinsville and Fayetteville will receive federal grants totaling almost $300,000 through FEMA to help pay for new equipment, U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei said.
The Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps received approval of its application for $57,600 in federal aid to buy four chest compression devices.
The Fayetteville Fire Department will receive $212,268 through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy 42 self-contained breathing apparatuses.
It was the third big federal grant award for Fayetteville in the past year. In February, the department received $74,200 from the same program to help pay for the recruitment, hiring and retention of volunteer firefighters.
“This funding is a huge help for us,” Fayetteville Fire Chief Paul Hildreth said in a statement. “It provides safer equipment for our first responders and is just one more thing to help our fire department provide better service to the community.”
Greater Baldwinsville Ambulance Corps Director Jim Hogan said the four chest compression devices “will help save lives when we are responding to cardiac arrest emergencies and support our first responders in doing their jobs.”
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