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SUNY Potsdam, Canton-Potsdam Hospital & Clarkson University Help to Purchase New Fire Truck for Potsdam
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SUNY Potsdam, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Clarkson University are contributing $105,000 to the Village of Potsdam toward the purchase of a new ladder tower fire truck.
Each institution will provide $35,000 to the village over the next five years to defray the cost of the new fire-fighting vehicle.
The Village of Potsdam and Town of Potsdam each contributed $300,000 toward the purchase.
The new "Tower 5" is 101 feet tall, has enclosed seating for five firefighters, enhanced safety features and improved operating capabilities. It replaces a 1979 vintage 85 foot ladder truck.
The Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department says that the truck will serve the residents of Potsdam well for many years to come.
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Photo caption (right to left): Clarkson University President Tony Collins, Canton-Potsdam Hospital President and CEO David Acker and SUNY Potsdam President John Schwaller present a symbolic check to Potsdam Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Tim Jerome, Village of Potsdam Mayor Ron Tischler and Town of Potsdam Supervisor Marie Regan. SUNY Potsdam, Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Clarkson University are contributing $105,000 to the Village of Potsdam toward the purchase of a new ladder tower fire truck.