Washington, D.C.—The Lake George Fire Department received $114,950 in federal funding.
The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase a new in-house oxygen system.
“When our first responders go into harm’s way, we need to make sure they have the right equipment to save lives. This funding will provide the critical tools that our fire fighters need to better serve our community,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
“These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that the Lake George Fire Department needs to replace critical equipment. First responders are our primary line of defense – they safeguard our residents and protect our property. It’s crucial that we provide our fire departments support to purchase the equipment they need to do their jobs to the best of their ability,” said Senator Charles Schumer.
The fire department has served Warren County residents since 1890 and will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatuses.