Representative Nita Lowey announced this week that the New Rochelle Fire Department will receive a Federal grant of more than $300,000 to replace special equipment for fighting difficult fires.
Thermal imaging cameras used to locate individuals inside a burning building will be replaced utilizing a Department of Homeland Security grant. And gear that allows firefighters to breathe while inside smoke-filled structures will be upgraded. This equipment will help make our Fire Department even more effective, while contributing to the safety of New Rochelle’s Fire Fighters.
Grants such as these are especially important at a time when New Rochelle, like all cities, is wrestling with ongoing fiscal challenges.