After giving a tour at the Cayuga County Fire Training Tower Wednesday night, Niel Rivenburgh, acting director of the county emergency services, asked county legislators to finance a new building.
The complex on Quarry Road in Auburn has a fire training tower, a large lot storing multiple emergency response trailers, a barn and one indoor facility where classes are held. The trailers are stored outdoors, and Rivenburgh said he spent hours with the help of the county’s buildings and groups staff trying to dig some of them out.
The trailers hold all kinds of equipment for different crises including hazardous waste spills, high-angle rescues and water rescues. There’s about $1.6 million worth of equipment on site, Rivenburgh said, and not all of it is stored properly at the Quarry Road location.