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$1 Billion in Funding to Fire Stations in Need

August 3rd, 2022 by WCBC Radio

WBAL reports a proposal to provide $1 billion in federal funding would help fire stations in dire need of upgrades. Fire stations in Maryland, including Cumberland, are dealing with a list of safety issues that include mold, lack of proper exhaust systems and no air conditioning. Across the state, issues include a lack of air conditioning and sprinkler systems, no female quarters and bunks that are located in a hay loft that was left over from a time when horses pulled fire equipment. U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are pushing legislation to help…