Medina FD uses state grant for new emergency vehicle

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 27 August 2019 at 11:10 am

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MEDINA – The Medina Fire Department has a new 4-wheel drive Suburban, which the department can use to take a utility trailer to the many unsanctioned recreation areas in the community by the canal, creeks and Glenwood Lake.

Pictured from left include Fire Chief Tom Lupo, State Sen. Robert Ortt, Mayor Michael Sidari, Lt. Steve Cooley and firefighter Jacob Crooks.

Ortt secured a $64,000 grant through Dormitory Authority of the State of New York for the vehicle and a utility trailer. The trailer will house and haul rope rescue equipment as well as cold and swift water rescue gear.

Lupo, the fire chief, said there has been a big increase in kayakers using the local waterways.

The village is paying about $3,000 towards the vehicle and trailer. Lupo said the new Suburban replaces a Durango from 2007 that has a lot of rust.

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