WEST VALLEY—West Valley Fire District 1, Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and Mercy Flight were presented checks to pay for their support to the West Valley Demonstration Project by representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and CH2MHILL BWXT West Valley, LLC.
The organizations serve as valuable resources for WVDP employees and the surrounding community. Bertrand Chaffee Hospital and its staff provide medical support, Mercy Flight provides air ambulance service to the Project in the event of an emergency and the West Valley Fire District volunteers provide fire and emergency services.
West Valley Fire District 1 received $70,000 for its work keeping personnel safe at the WVDP site, Program Director at NYSERDA Paul Bembia said.
“The fire and emergency services provided are essential for the safety of the personnel at the West Valley Demonstration Project,” said Bembia. “We appreciate the time and dedication of these first responders and medical staff, who are ensuring that those working at the Project and in the surrounding community receive outstanding care now and in the case of an emergency.”
Both BCH and Mercy Flight received $5,000.
“We are fortunate to have these services available within our community should the need arise,” said CHBWV President and General Manager Jeff Bradford. “It provides an extra level of security and safety to all our employees.”
“Mercy Flight provides air ambulance service to the Project site,” stated WVDP Director for the U.S. Department of Energy Bryan Bower. “All three organizations take part in joint emergency planning and onsite drills to ensure readiness. The employees of WVDP appreciate their continued commitment.”