PLATTSBURGH - The South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department has been awarded a Community Partnership Award by the Clinton County Health Department.
The CCHD acknowledged the South Plattsburgh Volunteer Fire Department as a staunch public Health partner with a shared vision of public safety and preparedness. The South Plattsburgh Fire Department's work to upgrade its facilities came to fruition and resulted in a state-of-the-art community center of which their leadership willingly shares mass clinics (both human and animal) with a minimum of bureaucracy.
Beyond this routine connection, they proved to be true preparedness partners by stepping forward at the height of the H1N1influenza pandemic to provide CCHD a staging center, meeting every storage criteria that was essential to efficient operations. They are also now a pre-designated point of distribution site and training locale for the local Medical Reserve Corp.
The CCHD appreciates this partnership we are able to better serve our residents and provide a safer and healthier community.