Today, Assemblymember Monica Wallace (D-Lancaster) announced that she had secured $125,000 for the Village of Lancaster to purchase breathing apparatus for the Lancaster Fire Department and improvements to Fireman’s Park in the Village of Lancaster. The improvements to Fireman’s Park, which is located at the intersection of West Main and North Aurora streets, include a circle of monuments to first responders, interpretive signage, a new park identification sign, a new walkway, benches, relocation of the water tower access road, and removal of the existing shelter.
The renovation of the small park coincides with new development along the recently completed West Main Street extension.
“I’m thrilled to announce that I have secured $125,000 to support our courageous Lancaster Fire Department volunteers in ways that help both practically and symbolically. The new breathing apparatuses will protect firefighters during the most dangerous house fires, while the new monuments will pay tribute to their brave and selfless service,” said Assemblymember Wallace. “The renovations to Fireman’s Park will also complement our ongoing work to make the Village’s Central Business District an even more beautiful, walkable community. I thank the members of the Lancaster Fire Department for all that they do to protect and serve the public, and I commend the greater Lancaster community for their work to continuously improve our wonderful Village.”
“The Village of Lancaster is grateful to Assemblymember Monica Wallace and her continued support of the Lancaster Fire Department,” said Village of Lancaster Mayor Lynne Ruda, who is also a volunteer with the Lancaster Fire Department. “Through the funding that we will receive, we will be able to provide a much more efficient way to ensure the life and safety of our volunteers through the addition of an in-house cascade system. We will also be able to add enhancements to our local park that honors and celebrates our volunteer firefighters.”