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Collins announces grant to South Lockport Fire Company

LOCKPORT – Rep. Chris Collins, R-Clarence, announced a $189,191 federal grant to South Lockport Fire Company Wednesday.

Chief Timothy Glaser said the money will be used to buy new air packs for the firefighters. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

“Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent and prudent use of federal money,” Collins said. “Many small fire companies and emergency medical service providers are unable to purchase necessary equipment upgrades due to financial limitations.”