Funds created for City of Watertown firefighter hospitalized during training at State Academy


WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWTI) — A fund has been established for City of Watertown Firefighter Peyton Morse following a medical emergency he suffered during training at the New York State Fire Academy.

Morse, from LaFargeville, New York, was enrolled in the Recruit Firefighter Training Program at the State Academy in Montour Falls when he suffered a medical emergency. He was transported to Schuyler Hospital and then airlifted to Robert Packer in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

On Monday Guthrie confirmed that Morse remains in critical condition.

The Watertown Firefighter’s Benevolent Association created a fund for Morse’s recovery, with all monies going to Morse and his family.

Those wishing to donate to the Morse family can send gifts to the following addresses and by adding “Peyton Morse” to the memo line:

Watertown Firefighters Benevolent Association / Peyton Morse Fund
Watertown Savings Bank
111 Clinton St Watertown, NY 13601


Watertown Firefighters Benevolent Association
Peyton Morse Fund
224 S Massey St Watertown NY 13601

There is also a fund created to support the family expenses as they are 150 miles away from home, while Firefighter Morse recovers which you can access through this link.

The cause of More’s condition has yet to be confirmed and the incident is currently under investigation by State Police.

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