News

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“This Assistance to Firefighter Grant will help the Cortlandville Fire Department and Dryden Fire Department replace outdated and worn SCBAs,” Cortlandville Fire Chief Jared Gebel said in a statement.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.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
cavs

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Monday, March 2.

in Sports

Legendary Chicago baseball player Minnie Minoso dead

Fresh
MINNIEMINOSO

The Cuban-born Minoso became the majors' first black player for a Chicago team and hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Dakota Johnson joins ISIS

Fresh
17-overlay

The "Fifty Shades of Grey" star hosted "SNL" this weekend and a sketch featuring her joining the terrorist group has sparked controversy.

in National, World

Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs of easing tensions over Iran speech

Fresh
netanyahu

Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm as Netanyahu arrived for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies.

in Local

Street improvements ahead for Ithaca

Fresh
road_construction

The city is moving forward on a project residents have been asking about for a long time.