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Legislator Hardwick purchases emergency radios for City of Tonawanda Fire Police


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Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, presented a check for $850 to City of Tonawanda Fire Police Captain Frank Corbett to fund the purchase of three radios that will greatly assist the department during emergencies. The presentation was made during the Dec. 21 City of Tonawanda Board meeting.


Legislator Kevin Hardwick presents
a check for $850 to City of Tonawanda
Fire Police Captain Frank Corbett
during the Dec. 21 City of Tonawanda
Board Meeting. Fire Police members
Andrew Wassam and William
Kinmartin are also pictured.


The three new radios, pictured, will
help members of the City of
Tonawanda Fire Police during
emergencies. From left, Fire Police
members Andrew Wassam and William
Kinmartin, Chief Charles Stuart,
Erie County Legislator Kevin
Hardwick, and Fire Police Captain
Frank Corbett.

The Fire Police will use the donation to purchase a Kenwood “Model 3180,” UHF Handheld Transceiver which employs the latest technology and will enable the user to scan multiple frequencies at once. Captain Corbett will use the new radio to coordinate personnel at emergency scenes.

“This past year I donated a portion of my salary to various community groups to support programming and the purchase of items. By giving back I am able to help many people and groups in my district. This donation tonight is among the most important and critical I have made. I am honored to be able to help this great association and keep members safe while responding to emergencies,” Legislator Hardwick said.

Legislator Hardwick’s donation also covers the cost of two used-UHF radios that will allow the Fire Police to equip two additional members.

“Fire Police, when operating at fire department incidents, often do so from an area remote from the actual scene. Should an emergency arise, the Fire Policeman could call use these radios to call for immediate help,” said City of Tonawanda Fire Department Chief Charles B. Stuart. “This will definitely enhance our members’ safety while in the street.”

Legislator Hardwick pledged to donate $7,500 of his salary in 2010 to organizations in his district. He believes the part-time salary of more than $42,000 is too high but has not garnered support from his Democratic colleagues to vote to lower the salary. In response, he donates a portion back to the organizations he represents. Legislator Hardwick will again donate $7,500 in 2011.