Resolution J5974-2013

Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Maybrook Engine Company No. 1

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  • Jun 17, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Jun 17, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 13, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Maybrook
Engine Company No. 1

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the  100th  Anni-
versary  of  Maybrook  Engine  Company  No. 1, and to honor its past and
present firefighting members for 100 years of  fire  protection  to  the
citizens of Maybrook, New York, and its surrounding communities; and
  WHEREAS, Formed on July 14, 1914, Maybrook Chemical Engine Company No.
1 elected Dr. J.I. Cotter as its first Chief and James F. Shields as its
first  President;  later  that year, a chemical engine was purchased and
Maybrook's first firehouse was erected on a site on Wallace Avenue about
one-half block down from the present firehouse; and
  WHEREAS, Many area residents donated items to help in the construction
of the firehouse, along with the Central  New  England  Railroad,  which
donated a large iron wheel to be used as the first fire alarm; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1940, a combination firehouse and municipal building was
constructed at 204  Wallace  Avenue  which  completely  housed  Maybrook
Engine Company No. 1; and
  WHEREAS, The Maybrook Engine Company No. 1 Ladies Auxiliary was formed
in 1953 and it has aided the company tremendously; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1970,  Maybrook Engine Company No. 1 built a new two-bay
truck room adjacent to the existing firehouse which was funded complete-
ly by the fire department; and
  WHEREAS, Maybrook Engine Company No. 1 became a District on January 1,
1987, and its first Board of Commissioners was comprised of Allen  Abra-
hams, Donald Kunze, John Jardine, Charles Conroy and Joseph Legere; and
  WHEREAS,  In  1997, the firehouse had extensive alterations done and a
new four-bay truck room was built; and
  WHEREAS, The members of Maybrook Engine  Company  No.  1  adopted  the
first Service Award Program in 1999; 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 Maybrook  Engine  Company  No.  1
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
Maybrook  Engine  Company No. 1 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 Maybrook Engine Company No.  1  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, Maybrook Engine  Company  No.  1  reflects  the
history and development of firefighting over the past 100 years; 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 Maybrook Engine Company No.
1; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Maybrook Engine Company No. 1.

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