Resolution J2002-2013

Commending Firefighter Bruce Hoskins upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company

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  • May 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 20, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Firefighter  Bruce Hoskins upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition after  50  years  of
dedicated service to Westport Hose Company

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 Bruce
Hoskins upon the occasion of his  designation  for  special  recognition
after 50 years of dedicated service to Westport Hose Company to be cele-
brated Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the Westport Hose Company Banquet; and
  WHEREAS,  Bruce  Hoskins  joined  the  Westport Hose Company on May 1,
1963; in addition to serving as a firefighter, he served many  years  as
the treasurer of the Westport Hose Company, volunteered for the emergen-
cy squad, and continues to serve as a member of the Westport Hose Compa-
ny Fire Police; 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,  Bruce Hoskins has been married to his loving wife, Nona, for
57 years; they are the proud parents of seven  children,  David,  Kathe-
rine, Tammy, Cheryl, Peggy, Robert, and Willie, and eight grandchildren;
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;  Bruce
Hoskins  is  such a firefighter; throughout 50 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 Firefighter Bruce Hoskins for 50 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Bruce Hoskins.

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