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New Equipment to be Purchased for Mcdonough Fire Department

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Over 23 thousand dollars in federal funding is headed to the McDonough Fire Department in Chenango County.

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand announced the money was allocated through FEMA's Assistance to the Firefighters Grant program. The department will use the money to purchase fire turnout gear along with additional gloves and hoods for firefighters. The department has 25 active members, one fire engine and tanker as well as an EMS fire rescue.