Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Protection Hose Company No. 1

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  • 26 / Mar / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013
  • 17 / Apr / 2013

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative



LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the
Protection Hose Company No. 1, to be celebrated on August 2-3, 2013

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 125th Anni-
versary of Protection Hose Company No. 1 and to honor its past and pres-
ent firefighting members for 125 years of fire protection to the citi-
zens of Jeffersonville, New York, and its surrounding communities; and
WHEREAS, Back in 1888, a few concerned members of the community got
together to form a volunteer organization to protect the lives, property
and livelihoods of the people of the Jefferson area; and
WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services in every locality of our State; during the past 125 years, the
courageous and devoted firefighters of Protection Hose Company No. 1
have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and have won
the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters, the record of
Protection Hose Company No. 1 in public service and fire protection is
one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year, for 125
years, whenever the alarm sounded, these noble volunteers left their
homes and went to the aid of their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, The brave firefighters of the Protection Hose Company No. 1
are prepared to risk their lives every day to help save the lives of
others and to protect homes and property from the destruction caused by
fire; and
WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated by
individual firefighters, the Protection Hose Company No. 1 reflects the
history and development of firefighting over the past 125 years; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
those devoted individuals who recognize that the preservation of life
and property is a sacred responsibility and who make that responsibility
their own by serving as firefighters; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that we should give
special recognition to those who work so assiduously for the betterment
of their communities, and acknowledge publicly the heroic good works
performed by the volunteer fire departments of this great Empire State,
their officers and auxiliaries; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 125th Anniversary of the Protection Hose Company
No. 1; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Protection Hose Company No. 1.


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