The new project going on at the station as of late is the installation of a new walk-in freezer & cooler. Construction on the foundation and pad for the new addition to the building started on October 24th, and two weeks later, we see the building itself is near completion. The Members of the Fire Department chose to purchase the new walk-in freezer & cooler in order to meet the demand for space between the Fire Department, the Ladies Auxiliary, and the St. Lawrence County Meals on Wheels Program, which makes approximately 180 - 190 meals a day out of the fire department kitchen and are distributed to the elderly in Morristown, Hammond and Ogdensburg. The fire department is constructing and building the coolers in-house. Dave VanArnam of Riverview Mechanicals will be hooking the air compressors and cooling units. The project is expected to be completed in early January.
We now have our brand new Information Board installed out in front of the station ! If you haven't driven by lately, next time you do, don't forget to check it out.
The Morristown Fire & Rescue Company put into service a 2008 Chevy C-4500 Series Type I Ambulance to serve our great community. This new ambulance was built by Cromwell Emergency Vehicles, and was put in service in late June. This new ambulance features many new and state of the art safety features for not only the patient but the fire fighters who treat them. Included is new high intensity scene lights for lighting up an accident scene better until the crash truck arrives. Air ride suspension for smoothe rides for the crew and patient. Back up alarms and a back up camera with monitor helps the driver while backing up.
In August of this year the fire department also purchased a rescue boat. The boat is a 20 feet long pontoon boat with a 75 HP motor. The department has had several dive trainings on the boat and the boat has already been used on a rescue. The boat which is called Marine 6 has been a great addition to the fire departments fleet of vehicles.