Resolution J1009-2013

Commending Firefighter William Hughes for his 46 years of dedicated service to the Willowvale Fire Company in Chadwicks, New York

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  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 17, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 25, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Firefighter William Hughes upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition after  46  years  of
dedicated service to the Willowvale Fire Company, Inc. in Chadwicks, New
York

WHEREAS,  The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence  in  the  arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  the  early  days  of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great  Nation's  efforts  to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Town of New Hartford contracts with the Willowvale Fire
Company to provide fire and EMS services to the Chadwicks and Washington
Mills areas and, in 2001, the Willowvale Fire Company proudly hosted the
Oneida County Volunteer Firemen's Convention; and
  WHEREAS, William "Bill" Hughes has served as a  Volunteer  Firefighter
for 46 years, since 1966; after serving 30 of those 46 years as Chief of
the Willowvale Fire Company, he has decided to retire; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter William
Hughes  upon  the  occasion  of  his designation for special recognition
after 46 years of dedicated service to the Willowvale Fire Company, Inc.
in Chadwicks, New York, where  William  Hughes  resides  with  his  wife
Janet; and
  WHEREAS,  To celebrate his remarkable career and service to his commu-
nity the Willowvale Fire Company is honoring William Hughes at a  dinner
to  be  held  at  Danielle's  Banquet  Hall in New Hartford, New York on
Saturday, April 27, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, William Hughes has served as a  volunteer  firefighter  since
1966;  he has been a leader of the Willowvale Fire Company and is always
there for those in the community when needed; and
  WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only  provide
the  critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
  WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time  with  family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; William
Hughes  is  such  a  firefighter;  throughout  his  46  years of devoted
service, William Hughes has heroically performed, above and  beyond  the
call  of  duty,  those  responsibilities  which  define the task of fire
protection; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That this Legislative Body pause in  its  deliberations  to
commend  Firefighter  William  Hughes  for  46  years  of  distinguished
service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to William Hughes.

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