Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
fdny-plate
fdny-plate

An FDNY engine company in Corona received a $17,000 grant from HUB International Northeast and the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company on Tuesday, September 20.

Engine Company 324/Division 14 will use the money to purchase needed technology and exercise equipment to enhance the training of its members.

“We love the FDNY. They do such good work for the community and around New York,” said Rachel Clark, Fireman’s Fund grant manager. “We’re just so proud to be able to donate funds to help them serve their community even better.”

Grant funds will be used to purchase a digital camera and a laptop to allow firefighters to make customized in-house presentations that deal specifically with building and environmental hazards in their response area.

The Engine Company also plans to buy an elliptical machine and a treadmill.

“It’s a good way for us to give back to the community. I know [Engine Company 324] has a lot of the redeeming characteristics that we look for when we identify an appropriate fire department,” said Cara Siegel, spokesperson for HUB International.

The Fireman’s Fund Heritage Grant program first researches underserved areas that could use the funding, Siegel said. HUB International then chose to give the grant to the FDNY.

Since 2006, the Fireman’s Fund has awarded over $540,000 to the FDNY. This marks the fifth grant HUB International Northeast has awarded them as well.

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Five firefighters injured battling two separate blazes in Middle Village and Glendale: FDNY
Five firefighters injured battling two separate blazes in Middle Village and Glendale: FDNY
Corona firefighter sustains critical arm injury while relocating to the Bronx
Corona firefighter sustains critical arm injury while relocating to the Bronx
Popular Stories
Photo via Google Maps
Cantonese restaurant King Yum in Fresh Meadows is closing for good
Photo: Suzanne Monteverdi/QNS
Son allegedly slashed mother, then himself at Bayside assisted living facility, police say
Photo by Robert Stridiron/Inset courtesy of NYPD
Woodhaven home invader roughed up woman and locked her in a closet, cops said
Skip to toolbar