Watertown city FD to receive $80,000 from feds

Watertown city FD to receive $80,000 from feds
Watertown fire truck (Source: WWNY)

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Two U.S. senators say they're helping support New York fire departments with federal money.

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say $3.3 million has been allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency for departments across upstate New York.

More than $80,000 of that will go to the city of Watertown.

The senators say the funding comes as local governments face budget shortages and consider staff cuts, including in fire departments.

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