Schumer awards grants to two area fire departments

CHENANGO COUNTY – On Wednesday, New York State Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced $215,000 in grants would be awarded to five Southern Tier fire departments, including two in Chenango County.

According to a press release sent by Schumer’s office, the Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department and the Smyrna Fire Company will be receiving a portion of the grant money.

“This funding will go a long way in supporting the first responders in the Southern Tier,” Schumer said. The grant money was awarded as part of the 2007 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, administered by the Department of Homeland Security.

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