First responders in Waterford, Halfmoon to benefit from big federal grants

Two local first responder organizations will benefit from more than $345,000 in federal grants.

Halfmoon-Waterford fire district No. 1 will receive $309,000 to buy new self-contained breathing apparatuses.

The Waterford Rescue Squad will get more than $36,000 to buy other critical new safety equipment.

The funding comes from FEMA’s assistance to firefighters’ grants.