Resolution J2537-2013

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the New City Fire Engine Company, and celebrating the 101st Annual Convention and Parade of the Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the 125th Anniversary of the New
City Fire Engine Company, and celebrating the  101st  Annual  Convention
and Parade of the Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 125th Anni-
versary of the New City Fire Engine Company and to honor  its  past  and
present  firefighting  members  for  125 years of fire protection to the
citizens of Clarkstown and its surrounding communities; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to celebrating this milestone, the New City  Fire
Engine  Company  will  be  celebrating  the  101st Annual Convention and
Parade of the Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association; and
  WHEREAS, This  year's  convention  meeting,  awards  recognition,  and
reception  will  be  held  on Friday, September 6, 2013, at the Rockland
County Fire Training Center, Pomona, New York; on Saturday, September 7,
2013, the traditional firemen's inspection  parade  will  wind  its  way
along the streets of New City; and
  WHEREAS,  The  Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association (RCVFA)
takes pride in providing outreach programs to the community, including a
special fire prevention course for babysitters, fire prevention programs
at schools, senior centers and local organizations, safety programs  for
nursing  homes,  clothing  collection  bins  throughout  the  community,
distribution of gift cards to fire victims, and two annual  scholarships
to  RCVFA  members' children or grandchildren who are beginning college;
and
  WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services in every locality of our State; during the past 125 years,  the
courageous  and devoted firefighters of the New City Fire Engine Company
have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and  have  won
the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
  WHEREAS,  With  a  membership of dedicated firefighters, the record of
the New City Fire Engine Company in public service and  fire  protection
is  one  to  be envied; for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year, for 125
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 New City Fire Engine Company
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; and
  WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated  by
individual  firefighters,  the New City Fire Engine Company reflects the
history and development of firefighting over the past 125 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  125th Anniversary of the New City Fire Engine
Company, and celebrate the 101st Annual Convention  and  Parade  of  the
Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New City Fire Engine Company.

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