Resolution J1364-2013

Commending Ex-Captain Allen Michell for 60 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 Ex-Captain Allen Michell for 60 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  Ex-Captain  Allen
Michell  for  60  years  of  distinguished  service to the Brewster Fire
Department; and
  WHEREAS, Ex-Captain Allen Michell 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, Ex-Captain Allen Michell joined the Brewster Fire  Department
60 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; Ex-Cap-
tain Allen Michell is such a firefighter; throughout more than 60  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 Ex-Captain Allen Michell 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 Allen Michell.

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