The Village of Medina Fire Department has received $530,661 in federal funding, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Thursday.
The grant will allow the fire department to hire four new firefighters, and support the department’s “Fast Team,” who are responsible not only for fires in Medina but also address fires outside of their district within Orleans County.
The funding will also help Medina staff engines with more than two people.
The Village of Medina Fire Department is the largest in Orleans County, responding to more than two-thirds of the fires in the county.
The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.