The St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility, Inc. applied for funds to replace the live fire training structure they operate in Potsdam. The original structure was condemned by engineers, and determined unsafe, demolished and removed, leaving firefighters no place to conduct live fire training as required by New York State Office of Homeland Security, National Fire Protection Assocation Standards’ (NFPA), and Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA). Currently volunteer firefighters throughout St. Lawrence County have to travel to Jefferson, Franklin and
Lewis Counties in order to receive this vital training requirement. This adds significant burdens relating to the time and cost of travel for this training. 2012 Community Development and Environmental Improvement Grant: Phase 1 – Construction of the new fire training center’s foundation (including cost for site work, materials and labor). The footprint of this foundation is approximately 1,000 sq ft. Project costs for phase 1 are expected to be $66,126 (of which the applicant will contribute $23,144).
2013 Community Development and Environmental Improvement Grant: Phase 2 – Purchase of materials and labor necessary for construction of a 22 ft x 14 ft single-story slab-on-grade structure. The building will be steel framed with special high temperature insulated interior panels, temperature monitoring systems and exterior features designed for
conducting live fire training. Project costs for phase 2 are expected to be $92,976 (of which the applicant contribution is $30,976).
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On August 28, 2012, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed the contract authorizing a power supply contract between the New York Power Authority and the Massena Electric Department, making available up to 20 megawatts (MW) of low-cost hydropower to help support economic development and job growth in St. Lawrence County.Learn More