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Potsdam paid fire drivers gamble on county fire training facility

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POTSDAM - The four career/paid professional fire drivers for the village of Potsdam recently made a personal investment in the St. Lawrence County Fire Training Facility, Inc.’s Live Burn Simulator project.The project is currently going on at the Training Facility in West Potsdam.

The four drivers - Richard Fenton, Michael Lozipone, Robert Pierce and Robert Crowe - pooled $2 each, then sent Mr. Lozipone off to the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino to try their luck. As luck would have it, Mr. Lozipone returned with $60 in hand to donate to the new Live Burn Simulator Project.

Officials say they are over the $100,000 mark with donations toward their project cost of $450,000 from all types of organizations, groups and individuals such as the fire people.

To make a donation, visit their web page at www.firetrainingcenter.com and use theirPay Pal donate page.

This is a total St. Lawrence County community project that serves 2,000-plus fire personnel in every department. It allows them to gain the experience and training to enter a burning structure to extinguish a fire and make a rescue.

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