Resolution J5171-2013

Commending Firefighter Joseph Conlon after 50 years of dedicated service to the Mineola Fire Department

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  • May 20, 2014: ADOPTED
  • May 20, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • May 16, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Firefighter  Joseph Conlon upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition after  50  years  of
dedicated service to the Mineola Fire Department

WHEREAS,  The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence  in  the  arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
  WHEREAS,  Since  the  early  days  of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great  Nation's  efforts  to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
  WHEREAS,  This Legislative Body is proud to commend Firefighter Joseph
Conlon upon the occasion of  his  designation  for  special  recognition
after  50  years of dedicated service to the Mineola Fire Department; he
was recognized at a special Gala which honored his commitment  on  April
25, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Firefighter Joseph Conlon's dedication to Mineola will forev-
er  be  linked  to  the  Mineola Junior Fire Department, which he helped
found in 1976; juniors learn fire prevention techniques, respond to fire
calls and participate in numerous real-life drills, including wall-scal-
ing and vehicle extraction, among other techniques; and
  WHEREAS, On April 14, 1964, Joseph Conlon joined Engine Company No. 1,
and was named Vice President in 1966; three years later,  he  was  named
President,  serving from 1969 until 1970, before serving as Second Lieu-
tenant from 1973 through 1975; and
  WHEREAS, Firefighter Joseph Conlon made Captain in  1977,  a  post  he
held for two years; and
  WHEREAS,  From  1980 to today, Firefighter Joseph Conlon serves as the
first battalion delegate for Nassau County firefighters; in 1990, he was
named Firefighter of the Year by Company No. 1; and
  WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only  provide
the  critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
  WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time  with  family
and  friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Joseph
Conlon is such a firefighter; throughout 50 years  of  devoted  service,
this  volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of  fire  protection;  now,
therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Firefighter Joseph Conlon for 50 years of distinguished service;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Joseph Conlon.

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