Resolution J432-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Strykersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.

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  • Feb 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Feb 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 7, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Stryk-
ersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.

WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-
versary of the Strykersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.  and  to  honor
its  past  and  present  firefighting  members  for  a  century  of fire
protection to the citizens of Strykersville, New York and its  surround-
ing communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Strykersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. was established on
June 11, 1913, and incorporated on April 14, 1917; and
  WHEREAS, In the early days of the Strykersville Fire Company the local
church bells rang when a fire in the community erupted; and
  WHEREAS, The Strykersville Fire Company's first fire was at  the  home
of  Charles  Hyman and the first fire truck (Engine 10) was purchased on
February 9, 1917; and
  WHEREAS, Several years later, in 1921, the Main  Street  Fire  Station
was  built  on  land  purchased from Frank Brass; a new fire station was
built on Minkel Road in 1968, and is still used to this day; and
  WHEREAS, The Rescue Squad was formed and an ambulance was purchased in
1956; and
  WHEREAS, In 1975, Strykersville Station 2 was built  in  Curriers  and
would house two trucks; and
  WHEREAS,  In  the  following  years,  the ambulance was upgraded to an
Intermediate level ambulance from a basic EMT level  unit,  an  addition
was built at station number 1, and updated equipment was purchased; and
  WHEREAS,  Currently,  the  Strykersville  Volunteer  Fire Company Inc.
operates 3 Engines, 1 Tanker, 1 Heavy Rescue, 1  Ambulance,  and  1  off
Road Rescue Unit; 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  Strykersville  Volunteer  Fire
Company  Inc.  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 Strykersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. 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 Strykersville Volunteer Fire
Company Inc.  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 Strykersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.
reflects the history and  development  of  firefighting  over  the  past
century; 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 Strykersville Volunteer
Fire Company Inc.; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Strykersville Volunteer Fire Company Inc.

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