State Senator Fred Akshar announced that two dozen area fire departments and emergency squads will be receiving grants totaling $125,000. 6 Tioga County departments received $5,000.

They include:
Apalachin Fire Department, Inc.– $5,000– New SCBA air tanks
Campville Fire Department, Inc.– $5,000– Wireless radio equipment for two water rescue boats
Candor Emergency Squad, Inc.– $5,000– Technology upgrades, including a laptop and TV for dispatch and rapid response
Newark Valley Fire Department– $5,000
Tioga Fire Company, Inc.#1– $5,000
Waverly-Barton Fire District– $5,000– New hose and equipment