Several local fire companies are in line for thousands of dollars in federal funding to pay for protective gear, training and supplies.

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U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D) and Charles Schumer (D) say over $11.4 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency-Homeland Security funding is being split among fire departments across New York State.

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In the Central New York and Finger Lakes Region, Kirkwood is being awarded $244, 448, Maine: $32,602 dollars, Richfield Springs $48,562, City of Cortland: $47,619 and the Town of Dryden Fire Department is being granted $159,957 dollars.

In all, over 90 fire departments in New York are benefiting from the latest round of grant funding.

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