Schumer pushes for local fire department funding

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.