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Old Fort Niagara gets $20,000 grant for custom fire trailer

A problem with firefighting accessibility in the buildings at Old Fort Niagara – heightened by narrow entryways through the thick fort walls – has been solved with the acquisition of a custom-built trailer. Equipped with more than 1,000 feet of hoses, the new fire trailer also has a dry hydrant, generator, nozzle, lights, tool and ladders and it can be pulled through the difficult entryways by a pickup truck.

The state Assembly awarded a $20,000 grant for the trailer, recently announced by Assemblyman Michael J. Norris and administered by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Local and state dignitaries gathered last week at Old Fort Niagara to announce completion of the project, underway for several years under the leadership of members of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department and Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster.


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