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FIRST Coming to Ulster County

Ulster County Executive Mike Hein released a proposed plan to build a fire training center near SUNY Ulster.  The facility would cost about $2 million to build and County Exec Hein said it should help the recruit volunteers for the 50 fire companies in Ulster County.  Hein spoke during a press conference in front Stone Ridge Volunteer Fire Company Tuesday morning.  According to an article online with the Daily Freeman.

Volunteer Firefighter Maltese Cross
Albert Floyd

It’s part of a new initiative he introduced called “FIRST,” which stands for Firefighter Investment Recruitment Service and Training.  Hein explained that training requirements on fire services are harder and more complex.  The new program and facility should help ease the burden on fire companies that have trouble maintaining their volunteer rosters and pay bills.

The items under “FIRST,” include

Seeking a $2 million matching investment from New York State to pay for equipment and training programs.  Those would include SUNY Ulster classes that would be free to firefighters and go towards an associate degree.

Making the county fire coordinator a full-time position.

 

The training center proposal still needs to be approved by the Ulster County Legislator.  There been some criticism and concern over the proposed building site.  How it would affect the sounding neighbors and wildlife.

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