Norwich University Gives $48,000
To Northfield Emergency Services
Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider presented officials from the Town of Northfield with a check in the amount of $48,000 to benefit the municipality's emergency services departments. On hand for the brief June 30th ceremony were Northfield Municipal Manager Nanci Allard, Northfield Fire Chief Bill Lyon, and Northfield Ambulance Supervisor Jim Baraw.
"Norwich University's relationship with the town of Northfield is very important to us," said President Schneider. "With over two thousand people on campus during the school year, unexpected things can happen. It is nice to know that we can count on the Northfield emergency services when we need help."
Baraw said that the relationship between the town and University is a win/win situation. "Twelve Norwich students serve on our squad of 30 EMTs," Baraw said. "They assist us with calls not just at Norwich but all around town. We are very appreciative of the many hours of service these dedicated students give us."
Lyon said that the two entities have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship for many years. "We have a long history of helping each other out," Lyon said. "Since Norwich came here in 1866 we have had a good relationship. I expect this will continue for the next several hundred years."
In addition to the University's annual cash payment to the town's emergency services, Norwich regularly makes its facilities available to Northfield Middle/High School for sporting events, the Junior Prom, and graduation. Additional groups that benefit from free access to Norwich facilities include Little League baseball, Dynamos Youth Soccer, Tee-Ball, Northfield Business and Professional Association, and the Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts.