BASCOM — The Bascom Joint Fire District in Seneca County has been awarded about $14,694 to purchase one extractor and 34 washable gloves.

The funds are part of $426,000 in grants from the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered during their daily work, according to a news release.

The funds are from agency’s Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant Program, which helps departments purchase safety gear, exhaust systems and specialized washing machines.

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