Rotterdam Fire Dept. gets $1M in state funding for improvements

The Rotterdam Fire Department is receiving some big-time funding to aid in much-needed improvements to the station.

Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara presented the volunteer department with a check Tuesday for $1 million. That’s the largest investment the department has ever received.

Santabarbara was able to secure the funding completely through the state.

The total improvement project is expected to cost $1.8 million.

Improvements include a new parking lot, a pavilion, and making the building more handicap accessible.