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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 2/3 of our fund raising goal of $450,000 .. We were able to construct the foundation for the simulator last summer through a 2/3’s funding grant with the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency – Community Development and Environmental Improvement Fund and are currently working on a grant for constructing a 1 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. You may do so by using our web page at or send a contribution to Dan Basford, Treasurer PO Box 391, Heuvelton, NY 13665-0391.

Here is a partial list of contributors to date:

Ladies Aux. to V.F.W. Earl J. Santimaw Post 1143, Massena, NY

Lawrenceville Fire Dept

Leo & Katherine Curro - Canton, NY

Lisbon Volunteer Fire Dept, Lisbon, NY

Madrid Fire Department

Margaret Weitzmann, Potsdam, NY

Marguerite & Richard Mooers, Potsdam, NY

Marjorie Burns - Daytona Beach, Fla.

Marshall & Pauline Smith, Norwood, NY

Martha McNulty, Norwood, NY

Mary & Michael Grove, Potsdam, NY

Mary Theisen, Potsdam, NY

Massena Permanent Fire Fighters

Massena Volunteer Fire Dept., Massena, NY

McGrann Paper Corp., Charlotte, N.C.

Melvin & Sandra Tomalty, Potsdam, NY

Moser’s Custom Trim and Upholstery, Massena, NY

Mr. & Mrs. Carmen Graves, Massena, NY

Mr. & Mrs. John Larnay, Massena, NY

Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Moore, Potsdam, NY

Mrs. Avis Ragan, Canton, NY

Mrs. Marian Facteau, Massena, NY

Ms. Beverly Avadikian, Potsdam, NY

Ms. Holly Neverette, Massena, NY

Ms. Mary Colby, Massena, NY

Ms. Ruth Carrington, Potsdam, NY

Nancy J. Agati, Massena, NY

Nicholville Fire Co.

Norfolk Fire Dept. Field Day Donations

Norfolk Fireman’s Auxilliary

Norfolk Volunteer Fire Dept, Norfolk, NY

North Country Savings Bank, Canton NY

Norwood Volunteer Fire Department, Norwood, NY

Pat Collins Real Estate, Canton

Paula Youmell, Hannawa Falls, NY

Percy & Ruth Delosh, Massena, NY

Pierrepont Ladies Auxilary

Potsdam FD Career Drivers, Potsdam, NY

Potsdam Fire Department, Potsdam, NY

Potsdam Specialty Paper, Inc., Potsdam, NY

Raymond Belanger, Massena, NY

Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, Inc., New York Chapter 35, Potsdam, NY

Dale W. Gardner and Robert Kerr

Co. Chairs for the Fund Raising Committee

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