Senator Jen Metzger Announces $50,000 in Funding for Johnson Fire Department Building Upgrades

Johnson, NY… Senator Jen Metzger (SD-42) held a press conference today at Johnson Fire Department's firehouse to announce a State and Municipal Facilities Capital (SAM) grant for $50,000 in funding that the Senator secured for Rutger's Engine Company #1 toSA enable upgrades to the fire department’s electric service, water filtration system, and pole barn pavilion roof. In attendance were Johnson Fire Chief Remo Mazzie, Jr., Orange County Deputy Fire Commissioner Vini Tankasali, Johnson Fire Department President Albert Daula, Orange County Deputy Fire Coordinator Halsey Decker, and members of the Johnson FD.

“I was pleased to announce a $50,000 grant for needed upgrades to the firehouse's electrical and water filtration systems and other improvements to the firehouse,” said Senator Metzger. “We depend on our volunteer fire departments to help us in life-threatening situations, and we are thankful that they are always there when duty calls.”

Johnson Fire Department President Albert Daula said, “On behalf of the Johnson FD, I would like to sincerely thank Senator Metzger for securing this important grant. The Senator and her staff made the grant process smooth, and we look forward to making these upgrades to the electrical and water filtration systems, as well as to our pavilion roof.”

Jen Metzger represents the 42nd Senate District, which includes all of Sullivan County and parts of Delaware, Orange, and Ulster Counties. Senator Metzger serves as Chair of the Agriculture Committee and sits on the Environmental Conservation, Education, Health, Energy and Telecommunications, Local Government, Women’s Issues, Domestic Animal Welfare, and Legislative Commission on Rural Resources Committees.