A new fire truck will soon be on the way to Fulton’s fire department after the city won a massive federal grant to help buy fire equipment.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the $377,150 grant Wednesday. The money comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“This funding will help equip the Fulton Fire Department with the tools they need to save lives,” Senator Gillibrand said in a news release.
Last week, Oswego County Today reported that the city fire department’s two main ladder trucks are aging and that the ladder on one truck can’t be used.
City officials have made trips to Frankfort in Herkimer County to inspect two used ladder trucks that are for sale.
Mayor Ron Woodward said that Frankfort was willing to allow the city to make payments to buy the vehicles rather than requiring full payment up front.
The city’s recently-enacted budget cut spending but raised the tax levy by 1.14%. The budget did not include money for equipment purchases in any department, Woodward said.