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Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Company receives funds to purchase equipment

JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. – The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Company has received a check for $21,000 from the Brookfield Renewable Energy Group to purchase new swift water rescue equipment, including special suits, a stretcher, ropes and water lines.

"Brookfield's generous donation will allow us to purchase fundamental equipment including a water rescue kit, special suits for cold water rescue, a stretcher system, flotation devices, ropes and water lines – all that will comply with mandated specifications," said Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Company Chief Shane Napoli.

The equipment will be invaluable if there is ever a need to conduct a water rescue in or around Brookfield's Johnsonville and Schaghticoke hydropower dams. 

The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Company was established in 1916, and  serves the towns of Pittstown and Schaghticoke.

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