NYS Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie toured the Town of Colonie’s Municipal Training Center on August 17. Pictured, front row, starting second from left, are Town Senior Fire Protection Specialist Joseph Bisognano, Supervisor Paula Mahan, Assemblyman Phil Steck, and Speaker Heastie. In the second row are Colonie EMS Chief Peter Berry and Town Board member David Rowley, third and fourth from left, and Albany County Fire Coordinator Jerry Paris, second from right. Also pictured are Fire Chiefs from the Town’s volunteer fire companies. Every year, thousands of first responders from throughout the Capital Region – including fire, police, and EMS personnel – train at the Municipal Training Center, annually logging more than 40,000 hours of specialized training.