J2537

Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the New City Fire Engine Company, and celebrating the 101st Annual Convention and Parade of t...

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  • 17 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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J2537


LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the New
City Fire Engine Company, and celebrating the 101st Annual Convention
and Parade of the Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 125th Anni-
versary of the New City Fire Engine Company and to honor its past and
present firefighting members for 125 years of fire protection to the
citizens of Clarkstown and its surrounding communities; and
WHEREAS, In addition to celebrating this milestone, the New City Fire
Engine Company will be celebrating the 101st Annual Convention and
Parade of the Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association; and
WHEREAS, This year's convention meeting, awards recognition, and
reception will be held on Friday, September 6, 2013, at the Rockland
County Fire Training Center, Pomona, New York; on Saturday, September 7,
2013, the traditional firemen's inspection parade will wind its way
along the streets of New City; and
WHEREAS, The Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association (RCVFA)
takes pride in providing outreach programs to the community, including a
special fire prevention course for babysitters, fire prevention programs
at schools, senior centers and local organizations, safety programs for
nursing homes, clothing collection bins throughout the community,
distribution of gift cards to fire victims, and two annual scholarships
to RCVFA members' children or grandchildren who are beginning college;
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 the New City Fire Engine Company
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
the New City Fire Engine Company 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 New City Fire Engine Company
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 New City Fire Engine Company 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 New City Fire Engine
Company, and celebrate the 101st Annual Convention and Parade of the
Rockland County Volunteer Firemen's Association; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New City Fire Engine Company.

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