The Oriskany Police and Fire Departments have received a total of $20,000 in state legislative grants.

The funding was announced by Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.

A $10,000 grant for the Fire Department will be used to buy a new emergency response ATV.

The Police Department will get $10,000 for the purchase of safety vests and tasers.

“I’m pleased to have secured funding that will be put to good use keeping first responders and community members safe.  The Oriskany Fire Department serves some remote areas, including its trail system, and the emergency response vehicle it has utilized to purchase this funding will improve its response to emergency situations.  In today’s sometimes dangerous world, the police department will also be able to provide an extra layer of security for officers to use when responding to calls,” said Brindisi.

photo courtesy of Assemblyman Brindisi's Office