U.S. Representative Sue Kelly recently announced that the Croton Fire Department will be receiving $57,000 in federal assistance to help further enhance local firefighting operations and safety measures. Further, Kelly added, “It is crucial that our first responders in Croton-on-Hudson have the resources they need to fully serve and protect our communities”.
According to Congresswoman Kelly’s website, the federal money for Croton-on-Hudson was secured through the Operations and Firefighter Safety Program within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding can be used for firefighter training, firefighting equipment, personal protective equipment, and upgrades to fire stations and facilities.
Related to this funding, Journal News reporter and Croton resident Robert Marchant, wrote an article which detailed proposed plans set forth by fire department leaders for the State-owned parcel of land north of the skate park where Croton firefighters might “simulate the conditions in smoke-filled buildings and wrecked cars.”