Floral Park Centre Fire Company receives FEMA grant

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The Floral Park Centre Fire Company will receive more than $18,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for various educational and training programs, officials said.

Secured by U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) as part of a $34 million federal fire safety and prevention initiative, Floral Park will utilize $18,806 toward sprinkler and smoke alarm awareness training, risk assessment exercises and safety code education.

“On behalf of the Floral Park Centre Fire Company, I would like to thank FEMA for allocating the funds,” Martin Tolan, chief of the Floral Park Centre Company, said. “These funds will provide essential safety equipment to our residents.”

Officials said the fire company will also implement an intervention program for young pyrotechnics aimed at preventing accidental home fires. 

“By reducing the frequency of fire-related emergencies, this grant will not only ensure the safety of the Floral Park community, but it will mitigate risk to the department’s firefighters as well,” Rice said. “I look forward to continue working with the federal government and local first responders to find more ways to save lives through education, detection and prevention.”

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