UTICA, N.Y. – The Utica Fire Department has been awarded more than $15,000 through a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri says UFD will use the funds to replace the entire inventory of a three-inch fire hose that is more than 30 years old, to better serve the community with more effective equipment.
The $15,781 from the FEMA grant will go toward the new equipment, which costs $17,360 in total. Palmieri says the city will contribute the remaining $1,578.
The grant application was supported by Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Anthony Brindisi.