Issues: Firefighters

Eileen M. Grubert and Alex “Buddy” Gillespie Honored at Deer Park Fire District Surprise Celebration

Senator Owen H. Johnson joined with members of the Deer Park Fire District at a surprise retirement celebration for both Eileen Grubert, District Secretary and Manager, and Alex “Buddy” Gillespie, District Treasurer.  Both have dedicated 35 years to the Deer Park Fire District and were presented with Citations by Senator Johnson for their profound dedication.

Eileen Grubert, as District Secretary and Manager, has been an integral part of managing the day to day operations of the Deer Park Fire District allowing the fire fighters to concentrate on their task of protecting the Deer Park residents from fire.

February 28, 2012
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'MARK'S LAW’ WINS KEY COMMITTEE VOTE

Bill Inspired by Killing of Cape Vincent EMT Clears First Legislative Hurdle

 

January 18, 2012
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SENATOR NOZZOLIO TO ATTEND BENEFIT IN HONOR OF GENEVA FIREFIGHTER MATT FOE

Geneva – Senator Mike Nozzolio is continuing his fight to expand benefits for volunteer firemen so they will be entitled to the same workers compensation coverage as paid fire fighters.  Senator Nozzolio is the sponsor of  legislation (S.4004-A) which achieves equity for all fire fighters - and insures that all firefighters - p

January 13, 2012
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Counties Throughout The 51st Senate District Receive Emergency Grants

ONEONTA, 12/20/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today applauded the announcement that counties in the 51st senate district will receive nearly $7 million through the Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG) program to improve emergency communications.

“A reliable communication network is an essential tool for emergency responders,” said Senator Seward.  “These grants will help provide that tool, protecting the lives of those who live and work in upstate New York, while also ensuring the safety of our firefighters, ambulance workers and police.  The funding will also offset a major expense that taxpayers simply cannot afford to shoulder on their own.”

December 20, 2011
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Celebrating the 80th Anniversary of The Fair Harbor Fire District

Senator Owen H. Johnson presented a New York Senate Proclamation to Fair Harbor Fire Chief Scott Cherveney to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Fair Harbor Fire District and to honor the past and present firefighting members for 80 years of fire protection to the citizens of Fair Harbor and its surrounding communities.  The presentation took place at the Officers’ Installation Dinner Dance at The Snapper Inn in Oakdale on Saturday, October 1, 2011.

Fair Harbor Fire District was established in 1931 and is responsible for providing fire and EMS protection in Fair Harbor.  Dunewood and Lonelyville have their own Fire Districts which contribute to the Fair Harbor Fire District in return for fire and EMS protection service.

The Fair Harbor Fire District covers a three square mile response area, serving a summer population of 2,500 and includes 600 private homes, three businesses, three docks and one mile of shoreline.  The district firehouse is located in the center of the Fair Harbor commercial district and houses its 14 emergency response vehicles.

November 23, 2011
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Recognizing National Fire Prevention Week

This week, October 9-15, is National Fire Prevention Week, presented by the National Fire Protection Association. In recognition of this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week, “Protect Your Family From Fire”, I am encouraging everyone to check the working order of your home’s smoke detectors, minimize the use of potential fire hazards such as candles, and plan and practice a fire escape route with your family. Simple steps like these can help save lives.

October 11, 2011
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Sen. Farley and Tribes Hill Fire Dept. to Host Annual Fire Safety Night on Oct. 19th

With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, just off Route 5, Tribes Hill. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

October 6, 2011
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Senator Farley Offers Safety Tips as Part of Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month and as part of that commemoration, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) offers safety tips.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

Senator Farley said it is important that everyone in your family knows to call 911 to report a fire or other emergency. Have your children practice what they would say on the phone in case of a real emergency.

Senator Farley also encourages people to practice fire drills at least twice a year. The Senator suggests holding family drills at night with all the lights out and doors closed.

October 3, 2011
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Sen. Farley and Tribes Hill Fire Dept. to Host Annual Fire Safety Night on Oct. 19th; Seek Vendors

With October being National Fire Safety Month and residents preparing homes for the winter months, State Senator Hugh T. Farley (R, C, I - Schenectady) and the Tribes Hill Volunteer Fire Department will co-host their annual Fire Safety Night on Wednesday, October 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the fire department located on Mohawk Drive, Tribes Hill. All interested persons are welcome to attend.

"Protecting our loved ones is the responsibility of every parent, neighbor and citizen," Senator Farley said. "That's why it is important to stay informed on fire safety and to take steps to protect yourself and your families."

September 26, 2011
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Solemnity Rules At Blvd’s Co-naming

Queens Tribune wrote about the renaming of the "Boulevard of Bravery" at 65th Street and Queens Boulevard. Senator Gianaris spoke at the event. 

Bagpipes and beating drums brought 65th Street and Queens Boulevard in Woodside to a solemn silence on Sept. 9. The “Boulevard of Death” turned silent.

Honoring the firefighters of Rescue 4 who lost their lives in the line of duty and on Sept. 11, 2001, local elected officials and community members gathered with the families of the fallen to enshrine the bustling thoroughfare as “The Boulevard of Bravery.”

Although the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks rehashed the devastation caused that day, some elected officials paused to ensure that the memory of each first responder will live on.

September 15, 2011
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Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley

Times Herald Record news report on local September 11th ceremonies in the Hudson Valley.

September 14, 2011
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Ten Years Later---9/11/11

Senator Montgomery observes the anniversary of September 11th with firefighters and community at Brooklyn local engine 226 in Boerum Hill, where she presented a Proclamation honoring the 4 company firemen who made the supreme sacrifice on 9/11/2001. 

September 13, 2011
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9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies Around Our Community

On Sunday, September 11th, Senator Robach had the privilege to attend a number of September 11th remembrance ceremonies around my district to mark the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, at the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. These photos come from ceremonies at Lakeshore Community Church, Our Mother of Sorrows Church, and Greece Assembly of God. It was honor to be with so many members of our Fire Departments, Police Departments, First Responders, and Emergency Medical Technicians. All of the ceremonies were extremely moving and very well done. 10 years ago, terrorists tried to divide us, but they have only made us more unified than ever. They tried to confuse us, but now we see as clear as we ever had.

September 12, 2011
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Senator Espaillat Joins New Yorkers in Commemorating 10th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

(New York, NY) – As New York – and all of America – comes together to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks perpetrated on September 11th, 2001, State Senator Adriano Espaillat released the following statement:

 “On September 11th, 2001, America became victim to the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. While the terrorists’ actions personified evil, the ensuing moments, days, and month revealed the great character and unshakable foundation of New York.

September 11, 2011
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"New York Remembers" Exhibitions Commemorate Tenth Anniversary Of September 11th

ONEONTA, 09/09/11 – State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I – Oneonta) today reminded New Yorkers that thirty “New York Remembers” exhibitions are now open statewide marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. 

“A decade has passed since the cowardly 9/11 attacks on America changed our lives forever,” said Senator Seward.  “Each and every community across our state felt the impact of that horrific day and in the days following the attacks, leaned on one another for support and compassion. I applaud Governor Cuomo for involving locations statewide in this tenth anniversary memorial – we shall never forget.”

September 9, 2011
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Senator Gianaris speaks at UCCA's 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

The ceremony took place in McManus Park.

September 9, 2011
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Senator DeFrancisco Visits the "New York Remembers" Exhibit at the MOST

Senator John DeFrancisco attended the unveiling of the "New York Remembers" exhibit at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology in Syracuse.  On display is a battalion chief car from the FDNY headquarters at Metrotech in Brooklyn.  Several FDNY battalion chiefs were lost on 9/11.

September 8, 2011
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Pols remember 9/11: SENATOR MICHAEL GIANARIS

Queens Courier asked Senator Gianaris about his memories of September 11th:

Where were you when you heard that planes had struck the World Trade Center?

September 11th was an Election Day for municipal offices. I was campaigning with Peter Vallone Jr., who was a candidate for the City Council that day. After the attacks, we went to the rooftop of our polling place and saw the Towers burning with our own eyes. It is an experience I will never forget.

What was your initial reaction to the attack?

September 7, 2011
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