White Plains FD wins federal grant for rescue training

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WHITE PLAINS – The White
Plains Fire Department has been awarded a $336,430 federal Assistance
to Firefighters Grant through FEMA to provide rescue training for personnel
in the department’s Rescue Company.

The Rescue Company is staffed 24/7 and responds to emergencies including
fires, building collapses, trench collapses, and vehicle accidents.

The city must provide a 10 percent match of the federal grant totaling
$370,073.

“This grant funding will enable the White Plains Fire Department
to provide enhanced rescue training to its personnel, an important component
of their work that encompasses rescue in many different types of situations,”
said Mayor Thomas Roach.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the grant.