Resolution J2471-2013

Honoring the Cobleskill Fire Department upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the 2013 James W. Wright Public Education Award by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs

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  • Jun 18, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 18, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 14, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION honoring the Cobleskill Fire Department upon the
occasion of its designation as recipient of the  2013  James  W.  Wright
Public Education Award by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs

WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body has the deepest pride and admiration for
the fire departments of New York State which perform the crucial work of
fire protection and fire prevention; and
  WHEREAS, The courageous and devoted  firefighters  of  the  Cobleskill
Fire  Department of Cobleskill, New York, valiantly respond to all types
of fire emergencies and engage in vital activities which help to prevent
the loss of life and property from fires; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor the Cobleskill
Fire Department upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of the
2013 James W. Wright Public Education Award by the New York State  Asso-
ciation  of  Fire  Chiefs, celebrated during the opening ceremony of the
40th Annual Public Fire Safety Educators' Conference on Saturday, May 4,
2013, at the New York State Academy of Fire Science  in  Montour  Falls,
New York; and
  WHEREAS,  The  New York State Association of Fire Chiefs has presented
this prestigious award since 1995, in recognition of  an  individual  or
department  for  outstanding  effort  in delivering fire and life safety
public education programs; and
  WHEREAS, In 2009, under  the  luminous  direction  and  leadership  of
Cobleskill  President  and  Fire Prevention Coordinator William Johnson,
Cobleskill  Fire  Department  revamped  its  Fire  Prevention  Awareness
Program,  and  has  seen  great  success  in reaching the community; the
program is targeted toward the entire community, including children  and
toddlers, college students, adults, seniors, and citizens with disabili-
ties; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Cobleskill Fire Department and its Fire Prevention Team
reaches over 1300 residents via schools,  businesses,  housing  develop-
ments, and the department's Fire Prevention Open House, held annually in
October; and
  WHEREAS,  During the Fire Prevention Open House, the department offers
hands on demonstrations to adults and  children;  through  collaboration
with  the  New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, a Smoke
Trailer and Fire Extinguisher Hands-on Training  Simulator  is  utilized
for family participation and education; and
  WHEREAS,  Furthermore, the annual Fire Prevention Program, during Fire
Prevention Week, educates over 850 school children beginning in pre-kin-
dergarten; firefighters visit each  classroom  individually,  give  fire
safety  demonstrations, and provide each child with fire safety informa-
tion, as well as a tour of the truck; and
  WHEREAS, The members of the Cobleskill Fire Department have  a  strong
dedication  and  commitment to public and life safety education, and are
therefore worthy of the highest praise and recognition; 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  fire  departments  of  this great Empire State; now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  the  Cobleskill  Fire  Department upon the occasion of its desig-
nation as recipient of the 2013 James W. Wright Public  Education  Award
by the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Cobleskill Fire Department.

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