Owego Fire Department receives $150,000 grant

first_imgOWEGO (WBNG) — The village of Owego Fire Department announced it was awarded a federal grant for new technology. The department will be replacing its air packs, which are the equipment that helps firefighters breathe in a fire. Chief Morris says the air packs include tracking technology. If one firefighter is injured or not moving, others will be able to find where they are. The village was awarded $150,000 for the project.center_img Owego Fire Chief Jim Morris says this equipment has life saving potential. “It protects the firefighters against harmful particles in the air,” says Morris. “We use them when in a structure fire and stuff like that or in hazardous conditions.”last_img