Resolution J5764-2013

Commending Firefighter Lawrence Bracken, Sr. upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 51 years of dedicated service to the Otterkill Engine Company No. 1

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  • Jun 10, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 10, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 6, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Firefighter Lawrence Bracken, Sr. upon
the  occasion  of his designation for special recognition after 51 years
of dedicated service to the Otterkill Engine Company No. 1

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
Lawrence  Bracken,  Sr. upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition after 51 years of dedicated service to the Otterkill  Engine
Company No. 1 to be celebrated at its Annual Banquet on Saturday, Novem-
ber 1, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Lawrence Bracken, Sr. joined the Otterkill Engine Company No.
1  in  1962; in addition to serving as Firefighter, he has held numerous
positions including Captain, Assistant Chief and Chief; and
  WHEREAS, Firefighter Lawrence Bracken, Sr. was  named  Firefighter  of
the Year in 1982; 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;
Lawrence  Bracken,  Sr.    is such a firefighter; throughout 51 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 Lawrence Bracken, Sr.  for 51 years of distinguished
service; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Lawrence Bracken, Sr.

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