Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman announced last Friday that The New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps will receive an $11,773 federal grant for operations and safety training and equipment.

The money will be issued from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Dodd's office released a press release last week in which he applauded NCVAC's vital community services.

"This grant will allow the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps to acquire the necessary resources and training that they may not have been able to afford otherwise," he said.