Resolution J789-2013

Honoring James A. Strauss upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition as one of the founding members of the Greece Lake Shore F.D.

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  • Mar 12, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Mar 12, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 8, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  James A. Strauss upon the occasion of
his designation for special recognition as one of the  founding  members
of the Greece Lake Shore 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,  Attendant  to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
James A. Strauss upon the occasion of his designation for special recog-
nition  as  one  of  the  founding members of the Greece Lake Shore Fire
Department; and
  WHEREAS, James A. Strauss joined the Grand View Heights  Fire  Depart-
ment  on  November  1,  1953;  during  his tenure with the Department he
served as its President; and
  WHEREAS, Instrumental in the founding of the Greece  Lake  Shore  Fire
Department  in  1978,  James  A. Strauss has served as Chaplin since the
inception of the Department; he also served as its Treasurer for over 20
years; and
  WHEREAS, A member of the Greece Lake Shore Fire Department for over 59
years, James A. Strauss is also a member of the Fire Police; and
  WHEREAS, James A. Strauss has provided  invaluable  counsel,  guidance
and  support for generations of Fire Chiefs, line officers, firefighters
and Fire District commissioners; he has been influential in the recruit-
ment of new volunteers, as well as in enhancing the morale of Department
members and their families; and
  WHEREAS, As one of the most beloved members of the Greece  Lake  Shore
Fire Department, James A. Strauss is always there for those who need him
whether  providing  guidance to officers, advice to fellow members, or a
smile and a kind word for someone in need; and
  WHEREAS, James A. Strauss is the  father  of  two  sons,  Timothy  and
James, and has three beloved grandchildren and four great grandchildren;
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;  James
A.    Strauss  is  such  a  firefighter; throughout his 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
honor  James A. Strauss upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition as one of the founding members of the Greece Lake Shore Fire
Department; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter James A. Strauss.

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