A nearly $30,000 federal grant will help the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company upgrade their equipment.

The company will use the money to buy new hoses for three trucks to better maintain water supply at fires.

The grant announcement was made by New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Schumer says with this funding, Schuyler’s first responders can focus on their important work knowing they have reliable new hoses that will help ensure a steady supply of water while fighting fires.

He also says this investment will help ensure that our local heroes can continue their life-saving work and will enable them to respond as effectively and safely as possible.