State Senator John Bonacic (R/I/C - Mt. Hope), today said fire departments in the Towns of Saugerties, Ulster, and Shawangunk will receive State aid through the New York State Senate’s Legislative Initiative fund. The following departments will receive aid:
Centerville Fire Department
East Kingston Fire Department
Glasco Fire Department
Malden West Camp Fire Department
Mt. Marion Fire Department
Ruby Fire Department
Saxton Fire Department
Shawangunk Valley Fire District
Spring Lake Fire Department
Ulster Hose Fire Department
Walker Valley Chemical Engine Co. No. 1
Wallkill Hook and Ladder Hose Company
Each department will receive $10,000 to purchase equipment. Last year Senator Bonacic secured funding for fire departments in Marbletown, Rochester, New Paltz, Woodstock, Wawarsing, and Hurley. He has also previously secured funding for departments in Rosendale, Gardiner, Olive and Shandaken.
Senator Bonacic is the 2005 recipient of the Firefighters Association of the State of New York’s "Golden Trumpet" Award. That award is given annually to the individual across the State who has done the most to assist and help volunteer firefighters.
"We must support our firefighters whenever we can. They are true heroes," Senator Bonacic said.