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REP. KATKO ANNOUNCES $120,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCKE FIRE DISTRICT IN CAYUGA COUNTY

May 18, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that, with his support, Locke Fire District 1 in Cayuga County has received $120,000 in federal funding to replace outdated self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA).  The funding was provided through the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

“Our first responders must be well equipped to keep themselves and our community safe,” said U.S. Rep. John Katko.  “I was pleased to support the Locke Fire District’s application for funding to ensure that our local firefighters have the most up to date equipment to respond efficiently and effectively.”

The Department of Homeland Security’s AFG program was founded in 2001.  It awards funding for local fire departments to obtain critically needed resources and equipment.  The Locke Fire District will use the funding to replace outdated self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units.

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County.  For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.

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