Salamanca fire department seeks grant for $50K equipment

SALAMANCA — The Salamanca Fire Department is looking to update the system needed for filling firemen breathing equipment through the help of an annual grant.

The Common Council Wednesday authorized the submission of a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant to request funds to replace the fire department’s breathing air compressor, cascade and fill station.

“This is an over 30-year-old system that fills our Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) tanks that we wear on our back,” said Fire Chief Nicholas Bocharski.

Salamanca Press

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