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Three Nassau fire departments get grants

Three Nassau fire departments are getting federal grants to help strengthen their response programs and maintain 24-hour staffing.

The Plandome Fire Department will receive $84,430, Williston Park Fire Department $56,580 and Bethpage Fire Department $44,330 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response program, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).

The program provides funding aimed at improving the effectiveness of firefighting operations through specialized training for situations like terrorist attacks; enhancement of emergency medical services; development of health and safety initiatives; establishment of fire education and prevention programs; creation of wellness and fitness programs; and equipment and facility upgrades.

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