Resolution J3861-2013

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Busti Fire Department, Jamestown, New York

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  • Mar 11, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 11, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 6, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Busti
Fire Department, Jamestown, New York

WHEREAS, It is the intent of this  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
honor  fire departments and their members who have exhibited great dedi-
cation, courage and selflessness in protecting their neighbors from fire
and other disasters in this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 75th Anniversary of the Busti Fire Department, Jamestown,  New
York; and
  WHEREAS,  Since the early days of the "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our  great  State's  efforts  to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
  WHEREAS,  Busti  Fire  Department Inc. was organized in March of 1939;
and
  WHEREAS, The original building was  a  store  converted  into  a  fire
station;  the Busti Fire Department held dances and fish dinners to help
raise the funds necessary to purchase needed equipment;  in  October  of
1939,  the  Department purchased its first fire truck, a 500 gallon-per-
minute pumper built in Buffalo, New York; and
  WHEREAS, The Busti Fire Department added a  Tanker  to  its  Fleet  in
1949, along with a Jeep equipped to fight grass and brush fires; and
  WHEREAS,  in 1964, the Busti Fire Department started construction of a
new fire station; after its completion, the old fire hall was torn  down
to make way for a new building; in 1976, they built an addition onto the
truck room and added a meeting room to the facility; and
  WHEREAS, From the late 1940s to 1986, the Busti Fire Department hosted
its  Annual  Busti  Fire Department Galadays; this event was utilized as
the primary fundraiser for the organization and provided necessary fund-
ing for equipment and operational costs of the Department; and
  WHEREAS, Today, the Busti Fire Department owns a 2012  Pierce  Dryside
Tanker  on  a  Kenworth T-800 chassis, a Pierce Custom Contender Pumper,
and a 2001 Horton Ambulance on a Ford F450 Chassis; and
  WHEREAS, Their active members  with  a  focus  on  community  service,
provide  vital  services  to their beloved community; the volunteers who
dedicate their time to the  Busti  Fire  Department  are  the  first  to
respond  to  fires,  accidents,  storm damage, ambulance calls and other
emergencies; and
  WHEREAS, The Busti Fire Department averages 250  incidents  per  year;
fire  and  public  service  related  calls  make  up  30  percent of the
responses, and the remaining 70 percent are EMS calls; and
  WHEREAS, It takes special people who  are  devoted  to  helping  their
fellow human beings in time of extreme need; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the intent of this Legislative Body to publicly recog-
nize distinguished fire companies that have achieved notable success  in
protecting lives and property over the course of their long histories in
this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Busti  Fire  Department,  James-
town, New York; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Busti Fire Department.

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