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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.

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