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Dryden, Cortlandville fire departments get $300K in federal funding

Dryden, Cortlandville fire departments get $300K in federal funding

More than $310,000 in federal funding is heading to fire departments in Cortlandville and Dryden.

The departments will use the funds to purchase 70 new self-contained breathing apparatuses for its volunteer forces.

The devices are used by rescue workers and firefighters.

The Cortlandville Fire District is run by a volunteer force of 65 firefighters. The Dryden Fire Department is also completely run by volunteers. Together, they receive more than 3,000 calls per year.

“This Assistance to Firefighter Grant will help the Cortlandville Fire Department and Dryden Fire Department replace outdated and worn SCBAs,” Cortlandville Fire Chief Jared Gebel said in a statement. “This equipment upgrade will allow our firefighters to have a reliable air supply and stay safe while protecting the citizens we serve.”

The grants came through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

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