NYPA Thanks Emergency Services for Battle Against Fires
315-764-0226, extension 300
November 20, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOWVILLE—The New York Power Authority distributed
checks totaling $8,500 to 12 local fire departments and two of their
auxiliaries as a “thank you” gesture for the efforts the companies made in
fighting a transmission line right-of-way fire last August.
Robert Hadler, the Power Authority’s Community
Relations Manager for Northern New York, presented the checks during the
monthly Lewis County fire coordination meeting here.
“We appreciate the effort the various companies made in
containing and extinguishing this fire,” said Hadler. “We also know that
they used a lot of equipment and material and these donations will help them
offset their operational costs.”
The Harrisville Fire Department and its auxiliary, the
first responders to the fire, received $2,500. Fire Departments from
Carthage, Natural Bridge, Beaver Falls, Great Bend, Fine, Lowville, Edwards,
West Carthage, Town of Watertown, Deferiet and Croghan each received $500
grants. The Croghan auxiliary received an additional $500.
The fire on Aug. 14 involved nearly 20 acres of
right-of-way land under the Power Authority’s Adirondack transmission line
near Harrisville on the St. Lawrence and Lewis Counties border.