Resolution J760-2013

Commending Second Assistant Chief Ben Nelson in recognition of his heroic action in rescuing a man from a burning apartment

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  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 6, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending Second Assistant Chief Ben Nelson in
recognition of his heroic action in rescuing a man from a burning apart-
ment

WHEREAS, It is the sense  of  the  Legislative  Body  to  recognize  and
applaud  the  caring  concern  and  heroic  acts of individuals who take
prompt and appropriate action in  emergency  situations,  nobly  risking
their own lives in an effort to preserve the life of another; and
  WHEREAS,  Many firefighters have lost their lives to save the lives of
others; each and every day, they face danger and peril without fear  and
perform their job with the utmost concern and professionalism; and
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative  Body  is  justly  proud to commend Second
Assistant Chief Ben Nelson of the Woodmere Fire Department for his hero-
ic action in rescuing a man from a burning apartment; and
  WHEREAS, On the evening of Saturday, March 2, 2013, the Woodmere  Fire
Department  was  called to an apartment building where a tenant reported
seeing smoke; and
  WHEREAS, Second Assistant Chief Ben Nelson kicked in  the  door  of  a
burning  apartment  in the building and, without any gear, waded through
two to three feet of debris and  brought  the  83-year-old  resident  to
safety; and
  WHEREAS,  The quick and selfless actions of Second Assistant Chief Ben
Nelson turned what could have been a tragic event into a cause for cele-
bration; and
  WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and  Nation  are  inspired  by  and
indebted  to  our  valiant  firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery
every day in the course of their duties; and
  WHEREAS, Firefighters exemplify the power of human compassion and  the
strength  of  the  American  spirit  through  actions of the most heroic
magnitude; Ben Nelson is one such firefighter; his dedication merits the
tribute and recognition of all citizens of this great Empire State; and
  WHEREAS, Through his spontaneous and heroic actions, Second  Assistant
Chief  Ben  Nelson  demonstrated  his  character and his concern for the
welfare of others, personifying, by virtue of his actions,  the  collec-
tive  concern  of ordinary people across the community of New York State
who voluntarily respond without the thought of  danger  or  reward  when
others are in need of help; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Second Assistant Chief Ben Nelson of the Woodmere  Fire  Depart-
ment  for  his heroic action in rescuing a man from a burning apartment;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Second Assistant Chief Ben Nelson.

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