Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Announces $91,500 SAFER Grant for Spring Valley Fire Department

September 7, 2018
Press Release

SPRING VALLEY, NY – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY17/Rockland-Westchester), Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, today announced the awarding of $91,500 to the Village of Spring Valley Fire Department for firefighter recruitment. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program.

“I am thrilled the Spring Valley Fire Department will benefit from this federal grant, which will help ensure we have the personnel necessary to keep our community safe,” said Lowey. “As the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, which oversees federal funding allocations, I will continue to secure these vital resources for our emergency personnel.”

The SAFER program is a federal funding initiative designed to strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve the nation’s overall level of preparedness. The program provides funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities.