Resolution J1016-2013

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Protection Hose Company No. 1



  • Apr 17, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 26, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the  125th  Anniversary  of  the
Protection Hose Company No. 1, to be celebrated on August 2-3, 2013

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the  125th  Anni-
versary of Protection Hose Company No. 1 and to honor its past and pres-
ent  firefighting  members for 125 years of fire protection to the citi-
zens of Jeffersonville, New York, and its surrounding communities; and
  WHEREAS, Back in 1888, a few concerned members of  the  community  got
together to form a volunteer organization to protect the lives, property
and livelihoods of the people of the Jefferson area; and
  WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services  in every locality of our State; during the past 125 years, the
courageous and devoted firefighters of Protection  Hose  Company  No.  1
have  valiantly  responded to all types of fire emergencies and have won
the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
  WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters,  the  record  of
Protection  Hose  Company No. 1 in public service and fire protection is
one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for  365  days  a  year,  for  125
years,  whenever  the  alarm  sounded, these noble volunteers left their
homes and went to the aid of their neighbors; and
  WHEREAS, The brave firefighters of the Protection Hose Company  No.  1
are  prepared  to  risk  their lives every day to help save the lives of
others and to protect homes and property from the destruction caused  by
fire; and
  WHEREAS,  In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated by
individual firefighters, the Protection Hose Company No. 1 reflects  the
history and development of firefighting over the past 125 years; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
those devoted individuals who recognize that the  preservation  of  life
and property is a sacred responsibility and who make that responsibility
their own by serving as firefighters; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that we should give
special recognition to those who work so assiduously for the  betterment
of  their  communities,  and  acknowledge publicly the heroic good works
performed by the volunteer fire departments of this great Empire  State,
their officers and auxiliaries; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Protection Hose Company
No. 1; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Protection Hose Company No. 1.


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