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Federal fire funds include money for Richfield, Milford

Federal fire funds include
money for Richfield, Milford

By KEVIN LIMITI • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Two Otsego County fire departments are receiving money through the Assistance to Firefighters grant, a federal funding program that is awarding $11 million from FEMA to fire departments across the country.

Milford Fire Department and Richfield Springs Fire Department are both receiving money that will go toward replacing old and outdated equipment.

HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18
HAPPENIN’ OTSEGO for SATURDAY, NOV. 18

‘The Exterminating Angels’

Streaming At Foothills

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OPERA – 12:55 p.m. See Ades’ “The Exterminating Angels” streaming live from The Met. Tickets, $20/adult. Foothills Performing Arts Center, Oneonta. Call 607-431-2080 or visit foothillspac.org/index.php/shows/metropolitan-opera-in-hd/

CRAFT SHOW – 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See over 100 crafters and artists, find unique gifts for the holiday and win prizes. FoxCare Center, 1 Foxcare Dr., Oneonta.

Milford Fightfighters Awarded $120,000 For 18 New Air Packs
HOMELAND SECURITY SEES NEED

Milford Fightfighters Awarded

$120,000 For 18 New Air Packs

MILFORD – The Village of Milford fire department has been awarded $120,000 to replace its aging air packs, U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today.

The money is provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistant to Firefighters’ Grant Program.

Second Assistant Fire Chief Damon West said the department’s SCBAs (self-contained breathing apparatuses) are 15 years old and cost $7,000 a piece to replace.  He said the grant will allow the department to buy $18,000 of the devices.

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