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Senator Collins Visits Newburgh Fire and Rescue Station

Senator Collins secured $1 million toward the construction of the new station

Newburgh Fire Station Visit

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Newburgh, ME – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins visited the Newburgh Fire and Rescue Station to speak with local leaders and members of the volunteer firefighting force. The new station opened last fall, after Senator Collins secured $1,000,000 in Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) through the Fiscal Year 2023 Agriculture Appropriations bill to replace the old fire station in Newburgh that had fallen into disrepair.

“The Mainers who risk their lives in service of their communities should not have to return to a station that is full of black mold and rotting walls,” said Senator Collins. “I was proud to secure funding for this important project, and I remain committed to ensuring that Maine’s firefighters have well-equipped and safe facilities that make them proud to go to work each day.”

The previous station, which was constructed more than 40 years ago, had been structurally compromised to the point where town officials and firefighters had worried it would be condemned by the state.

Senator Collins has been a longstanding advocate for Maines’ first responders. This year alone, she secured nearly $31 million through the Fiscal Year 2024 Appropriations process for 24 projects throughout the state that will support local law enforcement, fire stations, and emergency response services.