Resolution J140-2013

Commending Firefighter Wayne Roberts upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department

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  • Jan 15, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 15, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jan 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Firefighter  Wayne Roberts upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition after  50  years  of
dedicated service to the Upper Jay Volunteer 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,  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 Firefighter Wayne
Roberts upon the occasion of his  designation  for  special  recognition
after  50  years  of  dedicated  service to the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire
Department; and
  WHEREAS, Throughout his many years of devoted service,  Wayne  Roberts
has  ably  served  the  Upper  Jay Volunteer Fire Department in numerous
capacities, including Assistant Chief; and
  WHEREAS, Wayne Roberts currently serves as Fire Commissioner  and  has
been  an  integral part of many of the department's activities including
the rebuilding of the Upper Jay Fire Department's firehouse; and
  WHEREAS, Recently, Wayne Roberts played  a  substantial  role  in  the
Hurricane Irene Relief Effort; working closely with FEMA, he was instru-
mental  in bringing much needed relief to victims on behalf of the Upper
Jay Fire Department as well as the residents of Upper Jay, New York; 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; Wayne
Roberts is such  a  firefighter;  throughout  five  decades  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 Firefighter Wayne Roberts for 50 years of distinguished  service
to the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Wayne Roberts.

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