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New Milford firefighters ask for funding for repairs, replacement apparatus

At their next meeting, the New Milford Town Council will consider restoring $25,000 to the fire department's budget.  The chiefs were asked to bring the request back in the next budget cycle so that a precedent isn't set.  But Fire Officials say funding needs to be decided before the new year or the capital replacement plan will have to be revised.  The fire apparatus capital account was established in 1983 in response to a 1979 fire to make sure firefighters could respond to any blaze.  Water Witch Hose Company's Chief told the Town Council that without the $25,000, the departments will hit a deficit in two years, but with the funding, the deficit doesn’t hit for a decade.

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