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Officials present a check for $70,000 to the West Valley Fire Distrtict 1. Pictured (back row, left):: Bryan Bower, Director DOE-WVDP; Scott Anderson, CHBWV President and General Manager; Kevin Murray, CHBWV Emergency Management Specialist and Captain of West Valley Volunteer Hose Company; Dave Schuman, CHBWV Safeguards and Security Manager; Paul Bembia Director New York State Energy Research & Development Authority; (front row, left) John Rendall, CHBWV Deputy General Manager; Ken Whitham, CHBWV Vice President Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality; Shawn Lafferty, Board Chairman West Valley Fire District #1; Craig Rieman, Deputy Director DOE-WVDP; and John Patti, First Assistant Chief West Valley Volunteer Hose Company

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley, LLC (CHBWV) presented checks  April 23 to Springville Bertrand Chaffee Hospital, Mercy Flight and the West Valley Fire District 1 on behalf of the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP).
These three organizations serve as valuable resources for WVDP employees and the surrounding community. The 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.
“We are fortunate to have these services available for our employees should the need arise,” said Scott Anderson, CHBWV President and General Manager. “It provides an extra level of security and care for all our employees.”
“All three organizations take part in joint emergency planning and onsite drills to ensure readiness at a moment’s notice,” said Bryan Bower, WVDP Director for the U.S. Department of Energy. “The Department appreciates their continued commitment and effort to protect the health and safety of our workforce.”
“The commitment and time that the first responders and medical staff put into protecting the safety of the personnel at the West Valley Demonstration Project is greatly appreciated,” said Paul Bembia, Program Director at NYSERDA. “The fire and emergency services ensure that outstanding care will be provided to those working at the Project and living in the surrounding community in the event of an emergency.”