Resolution K92-2011

Commending Firefighter Robert J. Beckwith upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Wellsburg Fire Dept

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  • Feb 7, 2011: adopted

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  Firefighter Robert J. Beckwith upon
the occasion of his designation for special recognition after  50  years
of dedicated service to the Wellsburg 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  commend
the  Firefighter Robert J. Beckwith upon the occasion of his designation
for special recognition after 50  years  of  dedicated  service  to  the
Wellsburg  Fire  Department; this auspicious occasion will be celebrated
at a dinner to be held in his honor on Saturday, February 12,  2011,  at
the Department's fire station; and
  WHEREAS,  Firefighter Robert J, Beckwith commenced his career with the
Wellsburg Fire Department in March 1960;  he  served  as  Chief  of  the
Department for 11 years; and
  WHEREAS,  An electrician by trade, Firefighter Robert J. Beckwith also
served in the United States Air Force; 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; Robert
J. Beckwith is such a firefighter; throughout his many 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 Robert J. Beckwith upon the occasion of  his  desig-
nation  for  special  recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to
the Wellsburg Fire Department; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Robert J. Beckwith.

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