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West Seneca, Lewiston, Lockport firefighters receive federal aid

Volunteer firefighters in the towns of West Seneca, Lewiston and Lockport have received federal grants for purchases of new equipment.

Announcements this week by Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Chris Collins said the money will go to West Seneca Fire District No. 4, Upper Mountain Fire Company in Lewiston and the Rapids Fire Company in Lockport.

The West Seneca unit will be granted $33,847 to replace worn-out hoses. Upper Mountain’s grant was $70,050 for cardiac monitors to track the physical condition of firefighters during calls. Rapids will receive $67,545 to buy two new cardiac defibrillator monitors for use on patients.

The money came from the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

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