Ogdensburg Firefighters Receive Grant To Upgrade Equipment
The Ogdensburg Fire Department will receive a grant of nearly $30,000 from the federal government.
The $28,612 grant was announced Tuesday by U.S. senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.
The money will be used to upgrade the departments dispatch and portable radios and replace outdated person protective equipment.
In a statement released by the senators, Fire Chief Michael Farrell said the grant couldn't come at a better time.
"With all city departments spreading their budgets thin," Farrell said, "this funding will help the City of Ogdensburg and its taxpayers afford this essential equipment when times are extremely tough with the economy in northern New York."
Farrell said "adding these radios and turnout gear will keep the Ogdensburg Fire Department running effectively and efficiently."
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, Watertown, NY
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