NEWS

Power Authority to Provide Funds to Emergency Services

Contact
Bob Hadler
315-764-0226, extension 300
bob.hadler@nypa.gov

October 10, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MASSENA—The New York Power Authority Saturday began the distribution of $35,000 in annual donations to 38 emergency service organizations and the American Red Cross in areas around the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project here. The Massena Memorial Hospital received a donation in the Spring.

Duane O’Brien, Safety, Health and Fire Protection Administrator at St. Lawrence-FDR, presented a check to the Massena Volunteer Fire Department at the organization’s annual dinner marking National Fire Prevention Month. Checks to the other recipients were mailed.

“We at NYPA are glad to be able to support the emergency services in our area,” said O’Brien. “We know they are always there when we need them.”

In addition to the Red Cross, the Massena Memorial Hospital and the Massena Fire Department, recipients of the donations include:

Altona Volunteer Fire and Rescue; Beekmantown Volunteer Fire Department; Burke Volunteer Fire Department; Cadyville Volunteer Fire Department; Canton Volunteer Fire and Rescue; Chateaugay Volunteer Fire and Rescue; Churubusco Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Colton Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Constable Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Croghan Volunteer Fire Department; Cumberland Head Volunteer Fire Department; Edwards Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Ellenburg Volunteer Fire Department; Fine Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Fort Covington Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Harrisville Volunteer Fire Department; Helena Volunteer Fire Department; Hermon Volunteer  Fire and Rescue; Hogansburg Volunteer Fire Department; Lisbon Volunteer Fire Corp.; Louisville Volunteer Fire Department; Madrid Volunteer Fire Department; Madrid Volunteer Rescue Squad; Malone Volunteer Fire Department; Massena Volunteer Rescue Squad; Morrisonville Volunteer Fire Department; Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department; Norfolk Volunteer Rescue Squad; Pierrepont Volunteer Fire Department; Pitcairn Volunteer Fire and Rescue; Plattsburgh District 3 Volunteer Fire Department; Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad; Russell Volunteer Rescue Squad; Tri-Town Volunteer Rescue Squad; Waddington Volunteer Fire Department; Waddington Volunteer Rescue Squad; and Westville Volunteer Fire and Rescue.