This is one of the HFMVA ambulances. Submitted photo

This is one of the HFMVA ambulances. Submitted photo

The Honeoye Falls – Mendon Volunteer Ambulance (HFMVA) has successfully completed a recent grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

AFG grants are awarded on a nationally competitive basis to ambulance agencies that most closely address the program’s priorities.

HFMVA Chief of Operations, Ed Sheidlower stated that ambulance equipment is very expensive and it is grants like this one that allow us to purchase the modern equipment necessary to treat our patients and protect our first responders.

The federal grant of $60,347 awarded in 2015 provided funding for equipment to lift patients into the ambulances, stretchers to meet new national guidelines for spinal immobilization, and blood oxygen monitors for both HFMVA ambulances.

HFMVA would like to thank U.S. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Collins, FEMA Region II Program Specialist Lauren Fischer, Honeoye Falls Village Mayor Milne, and Village Administrator Emerson for their assistance in competing for and executing this grant.


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