HARTFORD— The Wolcott Fire Training School project received a major boost Tuesday when State Rep. Rob Sampson (R-80) along with other area legislators announced the successful appropriation of funds to propel regional fire school projects in Connecticut.
Rep. Sampson sent a letter in January to the Finance Committee urging Governor Malloy to follow through on its financial commitment to all of the fire schools in Connecticut, which has spurred the release in funds. This results in $7 million for the design and build of the Wolcott Fire School.
Rep. Sampson, “I believe the training of firefighters to be the proper responsibility of the State of Connecticut. I am pleased this project is back on track and can now follow the proposed scheduled adopted in 2001 by the General Assembly.”
The designing and building of the Wolcott Fire School has been delayed for several years resulting in additional maintenance requirements and inadequate facilities for what is required to ensure a properly trained and equipped, modern firefighting community here in Connecticut.
“It was also my concern that any further delays in this project could likely end up costing additional taxpayer dollars,” said Rep. Sampson.