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County approves $70K repair to Fire Training Tower

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 February 2016 at 1:28 pm

ALBION – The Orleans County Fire Training Tower will get a $70,000 repair and upgrade. The tower/burn building on East County House Road was inspected by LaBella Associates and that inspection showed defective burn room panels per National Fire Protection Association 1403 standards, county legislators said last week.

The Legislature approved two bids for the training tower. Fire Facilities and Sun Prairie of Wisconsin will supply parts and materials not to exceed $26,759 and Call’s Metal Building Erectors, Inc. of Somers, Wisc. will provide the labor at a cost not to exceed $22,785, for a combined total of $49,544.

The Legislature also authorized about $21,000 in other work, including new paint on the staircase, new window latches and locks, a new concrete pad in front of building and other repairs to the training facility which was built about 15 years ago.

The Legislature also appointed the following voting members to Fire Advisory Board for 2016: Will Francis, Albion FD; Jerry Bentley, Barre FD; Andrew Niederhofer, Carlton FD; Robert Freida, Clarendon FD; Allen Turner, East Shelby FD; Chris Chilson, Fancher-Hulberton-Murray FD; Kevin Dann, Holley FD; Michael Schultz, Kendall FD; Scott Buffin, Lyndonville FD; Josh Wolck, Medina FD; Randy Davis, Morton (H-W-M Fire District); Francis Woodard, Ridgeway FD; and Andrew Benz, Shelby FD.

The following were appointed as voting members of the Emergency Medical Services Council: Chuck Prentice, Albion; Patrick Lamka, Barre; Lynn Miller, Carlton; Donald Mosier, Clarendon; Michael Fuller, East Shelby; Debbie Fiorito, FHM; Susan Dann, Holley; Sue Maslyn, Kendall; Tina Woolley, Lyndonville; Steve Cooley, Medina; Kristin McAdoo, Ridgeway; John L. Miller II, Shelby; Jason Spencer, COVA Ambulance; Al Cheverie, Orleans County Health Department; Dale Banker, EMS coordinator; Randy Bower, Orleans County sheriff; and Allen Turner, Orleans County dispatch.