City fire department receives $60K federal grant
Submitted by Howard Owens on January 18, 2013 - 11:50am
The City of Batavia Fire Department is receiving a $60,000 grant to help train recruits and improve rescue capabilities.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced the grant, which comes from FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters program.
“We’re thrilled," Chief Jim Maxwell told WBTA. "It’s definitely something that will help the organization work and move into the future with the equipment and additional funding for training.”
Besides training recruits, the grant will help the department increase extrication capabilities, assist in technical rescue incidents and provide training on new equipment.