J1636

Honoring Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter of the West Webster Volunteer Firemen's Association for his valiant service while responding ...

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  • 02 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 07 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J1636


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter of the
West Webster Volunteer Firemen's Association for his valiant service
while responding to a call on December 24, 2012

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
citizens of the State of New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our noble firefighters who exhibit courage and bravery every
day in the course of their duties; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor Firefighter
Joseph Hofstetter of the West Webster Volunteer Firemen's Association
for his valiant service while responding to a call on December 24, 2012;
and
WHEREAS, A 13-year veteran of the West Webster Firemen's Association,
33 year-old Joseph Hofstetter is a graduate of Monroe Community College,
where he earned an associate's degree in Fire Protection Technology; and
WHEREAS, The son of Carl Hofstetter and Maria Rigillo, Joseph Hofstet-
ter has gone about his duties quietly and purposefully, devoting a
significant amount of his time to the Fireman's association; and
WHEREAS, Joseph Hofstetter became a member of the West Webster Volun-
teer Firemen's Association after participating in the Association's
Firematics Explorer Post program; and
WHEREAS, Despite being gravely wounded, Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter
is to be commended for forsaking his own safety and radioing in impor-
tant details about the scene to emergency personnel; 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; Joseph
Hofstetter 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 Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter of the West Webster Volunteer Fire-
men's Association for his valiant service while responding to a call on
December 24, 2012; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Joseph Hofstetter.

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