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Schumer pushes for firefighter tuition grant funds

Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for funding that

Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for funding that he says helps fire departments across Long Island to recruit new volunteers. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)

Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing for funding that he says helps fire departments across Long Island to recruit new volunteers.

The federal grant program provides volunteer firefighters with funds to go toward college tuition. It's set to expire this fall.

Schumer says that since the program began five years ago, more than 1,000 new firefighters have been recruited. Fire officials say...

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