Resolution J3014-2013

Commending Kevin Carrero upon the occasion of his designation as Nassau Herald Person of the Year 2012

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  • May 30, 2013: ADOPTED
  • May 30, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 24, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Fire  Chief  Kevin Carrero upon the
occasion of his designation as NASSAU HERALD 2012 Person of the Year, in
recognition of his extraordinary efforts in the aftermath  of  Hurricane
Sandy

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to acknowledge those
esteemed individuals within the State of New York who distinguish  them-
selves in service to their community; and
  WHEREAS,  Fire  Chief Kevin Carrero has given not only of his time and
energies but also of his competence, intelligence,  and  leadership  and
consequently has been designated for special honor; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend Fire Chief
Kevin Carrero upon the occasion of his designation as NASSAU HERALD 2012
Person of the Year, in recognition of his extraordinary efforts  in  the
aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; and
  WHEREAS,  Kevin Carrero, chief of the Meadowmere Park Fire Department,
instinctively stepped into the role of unofficial community leader after
Hurricane Sandy, the  biggest  emergency  in  his  community's  history,
struck the tiny Nassau County neighborhood on October 30, 2012; and
  WHEREAS,  A lifelong resident of Meadowmere Park, Kevin Carrero gradu-
ated from Lawrence High School in 1999;  he  attended  Nassau  Community
College  and New York Institute of Technology, with a focus on engineer-
ing; and
  WHEREAS, Kevin Carrero operates his own contracting business,  U-Name-
It Construction, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS, Kevin Carrero began his volunteer service with the Meadowmere
Park  Fire Department eight years ago, moving up the ranks from Lieuten-
ant to Captain, serving 3 1/2 years as Second  Assistant  Chief  and  18
months  as  First  Assistant  Chief; he became Fire Chief shortly before
Hurricane Sandy devastated his community; and
  WHEREAS, Under Fire Chief Kevin Carrero's leadership,  the  Meadowmere
Park  Fire  Department  was  able  to  provide crucial help to residents
despite being severely short-staffed due to the storm's  impact  on  its
members; and
  WHEREAS,  Fire  Chief  Kevin Carrero equipped the firehouse to provide
sleeping areas and hot showers for residents, and provided  security  by
way of lights powered by one of its fire trucks; and
  WHEREAS, In addition, he, along with other firefighters and neighbors,
took  on  the task of cooking meals for as many as 70 residents each day
for several weeks after the storm; and
  WHEREAS, As virtually every home in the Meadowmere Park area had  been
flooded,  Kevin Carrero recruited members of the Fire Department to help
residents clean out their houses and also to help restore power, restart
boilers, and make repairs to some of his neighbors' homes; and
  WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that individuals who
exemplify a spirit of humanity should  be  celebrated  for  their  noble
efforts on behalf of others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Fire Chief Kevin Carrero upon the occasion of his designation as
NASSAU HERALD 2012 Person of the Year, in recognition  of  his  extraor-
dinary efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Fire Chief Kevin Carrero.

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