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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Press Release From City Manager Stephen Jellie Regarding FEMA Grant Applications

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The City of Ogdensburg has completed and submitted requests for the following Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants.  

  1. Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency Response (SAFER) -  $1,341.000.00 

The SAFER Grant application, if approved, will allow the City to hire up to 5 additional personnel in 2023.   The most critical need for these additional positions is for the City to be able to maintain at least 4 personnel on duty each day.    

  1. Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) - $36,027.00

       The AFG Grant application, if approved, will allow the City to purchase additional protective turn out gear, gear storage lockers and hazardous material metering devices to sample air quality at emergency incidents.   

  1. Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) - $25,000.00 

The FP&S Grant application, if approved, will allow the City to purchase a large stock of smoke detectors and public education literature to inform city residents of the dangers of not having smoke detectors and the proper phone number (911) and procedures to use when reporting emergencies.  

 

All together the City of Ogdensburg is requesting $1.4M in grants from FEMA.   Most of these funds, if awarded, will be available in late 2022 or early 2023.  

The City of Ogdensburg would like to thank retired Ogdensburg Assistant Fire Chief Donald McCarthy and International Association of Firefighters Grant Writing professional, Mr. Marc Oshry, for their assistance in preparing the grant applications. 

Quote from City Manager:  I am confident that the efforts of retired Assistant Fire Chief Donald McCarthy and the IAFF Grant writer will put the City of Ogdensburg in a highly competitive position to receive the SAFER Grant, and the other equipment support grants.   The safety of First  Responders is a top priority for the Skelly Administration and I look forward to hearing from FEMA in the near future.  

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