Firehouse Committee Moving Quickly

The firehouse committee is moving quickly to raise money to build a new firehouse. At present, the town has a commitment for a $2.5 million grant from the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and $500,000 in privatey donated seed money for a capital campaign.

Tony Kiser is chairing the fundraising subcommittee and First Selectman Matt Riiska has contacted the offices of Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy seeking a $1 million federal grant (minimum $500,000). He has also contacted Representative Jahana Hayes about a $500,000 Community Fund grant. 

There are also other sources for funding for other components, Riiska said, such as a ventilation system grant through the federal Department of Emergency Services. 

The new firehouse is estimated to cost $8 million.

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