Resolution J134-2013

Commending David Jacobowitz upon the occasion of his retirement after many years of dedicated service as President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New Y

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 10, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION commending David Jacobowitz upon the occasion of
his retirement after many years of dedicated service as President of the
Firemen's Association of the State of 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, This Legislative Body is proud to  commend  David  Jacobowitz
upon  the  occasion  of  his  retirement  after  many years of dedicated
service as President of the Firemen's Association of the  State  of  New
York, to be celebrated on Friday, August 17, 2012, at the Spinning Wheel
Restaurant in Syracuse, New York; and
  WHEREAS,  Born  in Newburgh, New York, David Jacobowitz graduated from
the State University College at Oswego  in  1970,  with  a  Bachelor  of
Science degree in Education; and
  WHEREAS,  In 1971, David Jacobowitz moved to Whitesboro, New York, and
was employed as a Technology teacher at Rome Free Academy, where he also
served as wrestling coach from  1976-1978  and  as  class  advisor  from
1975-1992; and
  WHEREAS,  David  Jacobowitz  has  served as a member of the Whitesboro
Fire Department since 1971, and as its Chief  from  1981-2001;  he  also
served as a Uniform Building and Fire Prevention Enforcement Officer for
the Village of Whitesboro from 1984-1993; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, David Jacobowitz has been a valued member of the
Oneida County Fire Advisory Board for the last 22 years; and
  WHEREAS,  In  2008, David Jacobowitz was elected as 1st Vice President
of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY),  and  was
subsequently elected in 2010 to serve as its President; and
  WHEREAS,  Throughout  his  firematic career, David Jacobowitz has been
the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including  the  1992  New
York  State  Association of Fire Chief's Excellence in Leadership Award,
the 1992 Ambrose F. Carey Fireman of the Year Award, and the  Whitestown
American Legion Post No. 1113's Citizen of the Year Award; and
  WHEREAS, A valued and involved member of his community, David Jacobow-
itz  has  also served as a member of the Oneida County Arson Task Force,
the Oneida County E911 Task Force, and as a member  of  the  Village  of
Whitesboro Planning Board; 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;  David
Jacobowitz  is  such  a  firefighter;  throughout  his  years of devoted
service, this volunteer 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  David Jacobowitz upon the occasion of his retirement after many
years of dedicated service as President of the Firemen's Association  of
the State of New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to David Jacobowitz.

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