Fund created for Watertown firefighter hospitalized during training

Jefferson County

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, 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.

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

Those wishing to donate to the Morse family through the mail 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

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

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