MOUNT DESERT — The Board of Selectmen Monday night authorized Fire Chief Mike Bender to join the fire chiefs in Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Tremont in contracting with Hedefine Engineering & Design of Ellsworth to prepare a preliminary site plan for a firefighter training facility at Mount Desert Island High School.
The board approved the expenditure of $2,000 for the contract. Bender said the fire departments in the other three towns have each committed that amount.
The preliminary site plan is to include a “conceptual building layout.”
While endorsing the concept of an island-wide firefighter training facility, neither the high school trustees nor any of the MDI towns have approved construction or determined how it would be financed.