Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Apalachin Fire Department

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Resolution Details

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Apala-
chin Fire Department

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-
versary of the Apalachin Fire Department and to honor its past and pres-
ent firefighting members for 100 years of fire protection to the citi-
zens of Apalachin and its surrounding communities, to be celebrated on
Saturday, January 19, 2013; and
WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community protection
services in every locality of our State; during the past 100 years, the
courageous and devoted firefighters of the Apalachin Fire Department
have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and have won
the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and
WHEREAS, Originally known as the Apalachin Chemical Company which was
a bucket brigade in 1913, the Apalachin Fire District and Company was
set up by orders of the Owego Town Board in 1938; in 1949, the Ladies
Auxiliary was formed and fire police were appointed to deal with traffic
problems at emergencies; and
WHEREAS, In 1961, a new station No. 2 was built on the Tioga Terrace
Lot; today, the Apalachin Fire Department offers advanced life support
with transport, fire suppression, technical rescue, hazardous material
mitigation and fire prevention education; it strives for excellence in
all that it does for its community; and
WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters, the record of
the Apalachin Fire Department in public service and fire protection is
one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year, for 100
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 Apalachin Fire Department 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;
WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated by
individual firefighters, the Apalachin Fire Department reflects the
history and development of firefighting over the past 100 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 100th Anniversary of the Apalachin Fire Depart-
ment; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Apalachin Fire Department.


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