Schumer pushes for local fire department funding

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says more needs to be done to help local fire departments.

Schumer says the federal funding was set to deliver almost $700 million to New York fire departments.

Now the assistance to firefighters grant program and staffing for adequate fire and emergency response program are at risk of being eliminated – including in Troy and Saratoga’s fire departments.

Schumer says he plans to hold Congress’s feet to the fire, to keep funding for these programs.