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Salamanca, NY, September 17, 2019 | comments

Today, Rep. Tom Reed announced a $47,618.09 for the Salamanca Fire Department to replace much needed equipment. 

“Our firefighters and citizens are at risk when the equipment they both depend on isn’t in good condition,” said Tom. “We are glad to deliver this funding for the Salamanca Fire Department so the firefighters we care about can have the equipment they need.”

“The funds will be used to replace the approximately 35-year-old air compressor system for the self-contained breathing apparatus, which are the tanks we wear on our backs," Salamanca Fire Department Chief Nicholas Bocharski Jr. said. "It will be helpful not only to our citizens, but also to our neighboring communities who utilize them also. We’d like to thank Tom for all his help in the past year.”

Bocharski said the system was beginning to falter and the maintenance technicians said it was time to replace it. Bocharski said the grant fit perfectly with the department’s needs.

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