Senator Joseph Griffo has secured $100,000 in funding for the Central Oneida County Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

The money was used to purchase a new ambulance.

Griffo says emergency responders need to have the most up-to-date equipment and vehicles to effectively do their jobs

“Ensuring that we are prepared to respond in someone’s time of need requires a reliable fleet,” said COCVAC EMS Chief Steve Dziura. “ Thanks to Senator Griffo, we were able to secure the necessary funding needed to replace one of our oldest vehicles while also integrating the newest safety standards into this ambulance.”

Last year, COCVAC responded to over four-thousand calls across nine townships in Oneida and Madison Counties.