New York Power Authority Makes $1,000 Donation
to Boght Community Fire Company
September 24, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOUDONVILLEEugene W. Zeltmann, president and chief operating officer of the New
York Power Authority, presented a check for $1,000 to the Boght Community Fire Company on
Monday morning. Mary Brizzell, Town Supervisor, Town of Colonie, joined Zeltmann and Fire
Chief John Guzy, Jr. for the presentation. The donation, to help the company with
general operations, took place at Memorial Town Hall on Route 9, Loudonville.
"We are pleased to be able to assist the brave members of the Boght Community Fire
Company with the invaluable services they provide to the families and businesses of
Colonie and the surrounding communities" said Zeltmann. "On behalf of Chairman
Joseph J. Seymour, the other trustees and the Power Authority staff, we are delighted to
support the needs and efforts of the dedicated fire and emergency personnel in
"The Boght Community Fire Company does an outstanding job for people throughout
our town and I am pleased the Power Authority is supporting their efforts with this
contribution," said Brizzell.
"We are grateful for this generous contribution to help better equip and train our
firefighters and emergency workers ensuring that our community will continue to have
professional, effective response to their emergency needs," said Guzy.
The contribution will be used to enhance the Boght Community Fire Companys
current operations which includes being the first response fire and rescue squad for the
Power Authoritys Crescent Small Hydro
Project located in the Town of Colonie.
The Boght Community Fire Company, established in 1941, has 8 officers and forty
volunteer fire fighters, and their specialized equipment includes an Emergency Medical
Service fire response vehicle. The company is also responsible for covering water rescues
on the Mohawk River.
The New York Power Authority is the nations largest state-owned power
organization and one of New Yorks leading electricity providers.