Watervliet Division #1 Supports Local Fire Dept. Relief Fund


Bruce Hidley, Manning; Jody Legault, firefighter and Union President, Division #1 President Mark Scully, Mike Price, and Fire Chief Rob Conlen.

Watervliet Mayor Mike Manning joined city firefighters and members of the Watervliet Ancient Order of Hibernians on June 16 to accept a check for $2,000 for the city’s Burn Out Fund. The order made the donation from proceeds of their Christmas tree sales from the last two years.

The “Burn Out” Fund is money that has been set aside to be used in the event of a devastating fire that leaves a family without the basic needs to survive, such needs as a roof over their head, clothes to wear and food to eat. It also helps with things like needed medications, sundries, blankets, and a toy for the children. The money can also be used in the event that a firefighter is injured during a fire.