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Trumansburg to receive $3.5M for new fire and EMS facility

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Trumansburg, a village known for its dedicated fire and EMS services, is set to receive a significant boost with a $3.5 million federal grant, as announced by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. This funding, part of the 2024 federal budget, marks the culmination of six years of effort by the village to secure these critical resources. The grant will fund over half of the projected $6 million needed for a new facility that aims to enhance the capabilities and sustainability of fire and EMS services in the region.

Mayor Rordan Hart emphasized the vital role the Trumansburg Fire and EMS Departments play, serving over 56 square miles for fire services and 115 square miles for EMS. The new facility, still in the planning stages, is expected to improve responder welfare and operational efficiency. With the village also applying for a New York State Volunteer Fire grant, additional state funding may further support the project.

The initiative reflects a broader commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of the Trumansburg community and surrounding areas. Schumer’s statement highlighted the essential nature of these services and the difficulty in replacing them should they cease to exist.