To The Editor:
We would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to the many fire departments, individuals, corporations, and financial institutions who have donated to the fund raising effort to build the new Live Burn Fire Training Simulator at our West Potsdam Training Center. To date we have raised over a third of our fund raising goal of $450,000. These donations have come in the form of cash and pledges. Our largest pledge of $100,000 is coming from Senators Patty Ritchie, Joseph Griffo and Elizabeth Little.
We were able to construct the foundation for the simulator last summer and are currently working on a grant for constructing a one-story live burn room annex. We are keeping an accurate listing of all our contributors, posting them on our web page. We want to take this opportunity to recognize those who have donated. You might see a neighbor, friend or family member who has given in support of their local fire department so they may be better trained to respond to a fire emergency in their home or yours. We have not reached our goal and still need your financial support. We ask that you consider a donation now to get us to our completion.
Our donors, to date, include: Norwood Fire Department, Heuvelton Fire Department, Preston Carlisle & Associates, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Colton Fire District, Hammond Fire Department, New York State Corrections Officers, Norfolk Fire Department Auxillary, Adirondack Pharmacy in Star Lake, Alexander and Nancy Mackinnon, Gouverneur,American Legion Post 74, Potsdam,Anderson Cox, Massena, Annette Merkley, Norwood,Atlantic Testing Inc., Potsdam, Aviva Gold & Steve Dilger, Potsdam, B.P.O. Elks Potsdam Lodge 2074, Potsdam, Barrett Paving Materials Inc., Beatrice Williams, Massena, Beth Ellsworth, Fort Covington, Betty Goodrow, Potsdam,Boyden Brook Body Works-PJ Rose Enterprise Inc., Canton, Brad Clements, Murkworks, Inc., Potsdam, Bruce and Carolyn Derouchie, Brasher Falls, Buck Funeral Home, Norwood,Canton Fire and Rescue Resources Corp., Canton Pee Wee Foundation, Carole Martin, New Haven, Conn., Casella Waste Systems Inc., Rutland, Vt., Christian Remick, Brasher Falls, Christopher Lanthier, Tupper Lake, City of Ogdensburg Firefighters Local 1799, Community Bank NA, Cranberry Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Dale and Gloria Gardner, Canton,Daniel and Donna Lefeve, Massena, David and Janet Peterson, Massena, David Wellings, Norwood, Deborah Nikkari, Potsdam, Debra Carroll, Glenfield,Degrasse Volunteer Fire Department, Dekalb Juction Fire Department, Dennis Walsh, Canton, Derek Williams, Potsdam, Donaldson Funeral Home Inc., Massena,Doris Salton - Ogdensburg, Dr. Ronald Bretsch, Norwood,Edward C. Seymour VFW Post 1231, Canton, (In honor of Canton Fire)
Elmer Votra, Canton.
Dale W. Gardner
Fund Raising Committee