Waiver allows Delanson Fire Department to expand

(The following is an excerpt of a story that appeared in the Aug. 29, 2014 edition of the Daily Gazette)

The Delanson Volunteer Fire Department hopes to go from 13 volunteers to 20 thanks to a bill recently signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

“Assemblyman Santabarbara’s legislation will let us bring in some of the volunteers we had to turn away previously and puts us in a better position to serve our community,” Delanson fire Chief Kevin Morrison said.

Santabarbara was confident that the department will be able to get the numbers it needs.

“Delanson families will be better protected in case of an emergency now that the fire department has an expanded pool of eligible volunteers,” he said.