Issues: Firefighters

Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

The Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and at their dinner, a New York State Senate resolution was presented to President Paul Hendershot and Chief Peter Norton in recognition of this milestone for the Fire Company.

May 20, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Installation Dinner and Dance on May 3

Senator attended the Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Installation Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 3.  Here is the Senator with Jerry D'Agostino (l) and Chief Charles Blackburn.  Awards were given out for multiple years of service to the Department, as well as to the Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

May 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Installation Dinner

Senator Bonacic attended Rock Hill Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Installation Dinner and Dance on May 3.  With the Senator is President Jerry D'Agostino (l) and Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Steven Gottlieb.  Awards were given out for multiple years of service to the Department; awards were also given to the Rock Hill Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

 

May 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Sullivan County Firefighters Association Annual Memorial Services

Senator Bonacic attends the Sullivan County Firefighters Association Annual Memorial Services on May 4.  This ceremony honors those firefighters who died in 2013.  

May 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Recent Greenville Township Fire & Rescue Department's Annual Inspection Dinner

Senator Bonacic attended the recent Greenville Township Fire & Rescue Department’s Annual Inspection Dinner.  Here is the Senator with Brian Einsfeld, First Assistant Chief;  Rob Bello, Chief; Donald Weiboldt, President; and Don Swanerbury, Chaplain. 

Honored at the event were Firefighter of the Year, Jake Harford; Chief’s Award, Larry Buckley; and President’s Award, Sue Davis.

May 12, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Certificate of Merit to Chief Tim Vogler, Liberty Fire Department

Senator John  Bonacic congratulated Chief Tim Vogler with a NYS Senate Certificate of Merit for his six years of service as an Assistant Chief, and then Chief of the Department.  Chief Vogler is currently a Sergeant with the Liberty Police Department.

May 2, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Meets With Warwick Resident and New York City firefighter, Rick Fernandez

Senator Bonacic met with Warwick resident, Rick Fernandez, a New York City firefighter in Albany on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  They discussed issues facing firefighters, and proposed legislation.  Here the Senator is pictured with Rick Fernandez, and his sons Peter and Theodore.

May 1, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Presents NYS Senate Resolution to Outgoing Fire Chief Ralph Brooks of Eagle Valley Fire Company #3

Senator Bonacic presented a New York State Senate Proclamation to outgoing Fire Chief of Eagle Valley Company #3 Ralph Brooks for his many years of service to the community.  Here is the Senator with Chief Brooks (r) and incoming Fire Chief Stefan Christian (l)

 

 

 

April 30, 2014
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Otsego County Mental Health Concerns Under The Microscope

ONEONTA, 04/17/14 -- State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today commented on a meeting he convened of local stakeholders to discuss the future of emergency psychiatric services in Otsego County and the surrounding region: 

“The decision by Bassett Medical center to terminate inpatient psychiatric services has wide-ranging consequences.  Today’s meeting of local stakeholders included a brief summary of what led to the decision, and more importantly, allowed for an open dialogue on actions to be taken to fill the pending treatment void.

April 17, 2014
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Area state legislators continue to sponsor legislation to encourage emergency services volunteers

Elmira, N.Y., April 10—As the nation observes National Volunteer Week this week,  State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) said today that they are continuing to sponsor legislation aimed at helping localities recruit and retain volunteer firefighters and other emergency services personnel.

April 10, 2014
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Senator Gallivan's Family Health & Safety Fair

Free health screenings & safety information from the following:

April 26, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Senator Bonacic Visits with the Neversink/Grahamsville Fire Department for Pancake Breakfast

Senator Bonacic met with the Neversink/Grahamsville Fire Department on Sunday for their pancake breakfast. The Senator took the opportunity to thank all the firefighters and ladies auxiliary for their service to the community. 

April 1, 2014
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SENATOR VALESKY HAILS PASSAGE OF FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ON-TIME STATE BUDGET

ALBANY, NY—State Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) today lauded the passage of the state’s fourth and historic consecutive on-time budget. This has not been accomplished with the same Governor and legislative leaders in more than 40 years.

April 1, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Attends Monticello Fire Department's Pancake Breakfast

Here is the Senator with Congressman Chris Gibson, and firefighter Chris Bastone.

March 19, 2014
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Senator Bonacic Visits the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department for Their Annual Spring Breakfast

Senator Bonacic visits with the members of the Loch Sheldrake Fire Department for their Annual Spring Pancake Breakfast.  

March 12, 2014
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Senator Hassell-Thompson’s statement regarding the two destructive fires in Mount Vernon

“Yesterday, our community witnessed the destruction of two homes due to separate fires.  Thankfully, there was no loss of life, but 27 people have now been displaced.  Currently, the American Red Cross and volunteers are assisting these residents and I am sure that all of us in Mount Vernon will work together to provide any additional help needed.  I would like to thank the Mount Vernon Firefighters for their quick responses and bravery.”

February 26, 2014
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