U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Davenport Thursday to announce funding has been reauthorized for the federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant Program.

Gillibrand said this bill will ensure the continuation of vitally important federal funds that our first responders rely on for the training, equipment, and staffing they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. Delaware County Fire Departments have received nearly $1 million in the past few years in federal grants.