Resolution J237-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Apalachin Fire Department



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 18, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Apala-
chin Fire Department

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-
versary of the Apalachin Fire Department and to honor its past and pres-
ent firefighting members for 100 years of fire protection to  the  citi-
zens  of  Apalachin and its surrounding communities, to be celebrated on
Saturday, January 19, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services in every locality of our State; during the past 100 years,  the
courageous  and  devoted  firefighters  of the Apalachin Fire Department
have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and  have  won
the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
  WHEREAS,  Originally known as the Apalachin Chemical Company which was
a bucket brigade in 1913, the Apalachin Fire District  and  Company  was
set  up  by  orders of the Owego Town Board in 1938; in 1949, the Ladies
Auxiliary was formed and fire police were appointed to deal with traffic
problems at emergencies; and
  WHEREAS, In 1961, a new station No. 2 was built on the  Tioga  Terrace
Lot;  today,  the Apalachin Fire Department offers advanced life support
with transport, fire suppression, technical rescue,  hazardous  material
mitigation  and  fire prevention education; it strives for excellence in
all that it does for its community; and
  WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters,  the  record  of
the  Apalachin  Fire Department in public service and fire protection is
one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for  365  days  a  year,  for  100
years,  whenever  the  alarm  sounded, these noble volunteers left their
homes and went to the aid of their neighbors; and
  WHEREAS, The brave firefighters of the Apalachin Fire  Department  are
prepared  to risk their lives every day to help save the lives of others
and to protect homes and property from the destruction caused  by  fire;
  WHEREAS,  In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated by
individual firefighters, the  Apalachin  Fire  Department  reflects  the
history and development of firefighting over the past 100 years; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
those devoted individuals who recognize that the  preservation  of  life
and property is a sacred responsibility and who make that responsibility
their own by serving as firefighters; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that we should give
special recognition to those who work so assiduously for the  betterment
of  their  communities,  and  acknowledge publicly the heroic good works
performed by the volunteer fire departments of this great Empire  State,
their officers and auxiliaries; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Apalachin Fire  Depart-
ment; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Apalachin Fire Department.


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