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Bethlehem fire training facility named for Burton

BETHLEHEM - A new North Country fire training facility scheduled to be built by early next year will be named after longtime Executive Councilor Raymond S. Burton, according to a release from the state Department of Safety.



The development, located within 60 miles of all of the targeted municipalities it will serve, includes a four-story burn building, a 35-40 student classroom and a field office.Ground was broken and site work began Monday.



"For decades, Ray Burton has provided unmatched dedication and public service to the people of the North Country and all of New Hampshire," Gov. Maggie Hassan said in a statement.

"Councilor Burton has steadfastly stood watch on behalf of the North Country and its people, and it is fitting to name this new facility in Ray Burton's honor as it seeks to train future generations of public servants to watch over and protect our communities."

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