Resolution J1361-2013

Commending Deputy Chief Richard Tofte II for 25 years of distinguished service to the Brewster Fire Department

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  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Deputy Chief Richard Tofte II for 25
years of distinguished service to the Brewster Fire Department

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, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and  the
strength  of  the  American  spirit  through  actions of the most heroic
magnitude; their sacrifices and  their  selfless  dedication  merit  the
tribute  and recognition of all citizens of their community, their State
and the Nation; 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 Deputy Chief  Rich-
ard  Tofte II for 25 years of distinguished service to the Brewster Fire
Department; and
  WHEREAS, Deputy Chief Richard Tofte II was honored by  the  Department
at  a Reception hosted by the Department at its Main Station in Brewster
on April 13, 2013; 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, Deputy Chief  Richard  Tofte  II  joined  the  Brewster  Fire
Department  25  years  ago  and  has  ably served the Department in many
capacities; 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; Deputy
Chief Richard Tofte II is such a firefighter; throughout  more  than  25
years  of devoted service, he 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 Deputy Chief Richard Tofte II for his distinguished  service  to
the  Brewster  Fire  Department upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition by the Department on  April  13,  2013;  and  be  it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Deputy Chief Richard Tofte II.

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