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Rep. Molinaro Secures Federal Funding To Purchase New Emergency Vehicles In Broome & Tioga County

Binghamton, NY – U.S. Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) today announced Kirkwood’s Five Mile Point Fire Company in Broome County is receiving federal funding to replace an outdated 1991 fire engine with a new $600,000 fire truck and the Town of Richford in Tioga County is receiving funding to purchase a new $300,000 plow truck. 

These funds are available through the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development (USDA) Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant program. In Congress, Rep. Molinaro serves on the House Agriculture Committee, which has oversight over the USDA. He’s also advocated for robust funding for this program.  

Rep. Molinaro said, “This isn’t flashy. But as a former County Executive and Village Mayor, I know how important it is for our fire departments, emergency responders, and road crews to have reliable equipment that keeps residents safe. I am proud to help secure these funds."

Charlie Davis, Town Supervisor of Town of Richford said, “We are pleased to work with the Congressman and USDA on this grant/loan. It’s great for a small town, like ours, and takes a burden off our taxpayers."