TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — The Town Board has granted an easement to Ulster County to construct a fire training center that will replace the Ulster Landing Road facility currently operated by local firefighters.
At a meeting Thursday, town Supervisor James Quigley said county officials have provided assurances that scheduling priority will be given to fire companies that currently use the facility.
“We’ve had several meetings recently where we’ve taken into consideration the wishes of the (Ulster Fire-Rescue Center Association) and the member fire companies that comprise that association,” Quigley said.
“We have made a proposal … whereby the fire services in Ulster County will be protected through a memorandum of understanding,” he said. “That will grant a certain number of training days to the town of Ulster fire companies and the association on a priority basis, as well as memorializing the relationship of the town of Ulster police, who are going to continue to maintain the firing range on the premises of the new fire training center.”