Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Minoa Fire Department

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  • 22 / Feb / 2013
  • 28 / Feb / 2013
  • 28 / Feb / 2013

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Minoa
Fire Department

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 100th
Anniversary of the Minoa Fire Department and to honor all of its past
and present members for providing the citizens of the Minoa District
with 100 years of excellent fire protection; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer fire departments are an integral part of community
protection in localities across this great Empire State; and
WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, the courageous and dedicated fire-
fighters of the Minoa Fire Department have valiantly volunteered their
time to respond to various fire emergencies, while earning the praise
and respect of the community which they serve; and
WHEREAS, The Minoa Fire Department was formed three months after the
Village of Minoa was incorporated on January 12, 1913; Minoa's first
fire station was named "S.E.Terwilliger" after the village's first
mayor; the first alarm system was a large iron gong; and
WHEREAS, In 1925, a Model A Ford truck with chemical tanks was added
to the department; one year later, two garages were built, two new
Buffalo pumpers were purchased and a utility truck with modern first aid
equipment was added; this equipment served the department's needs until
1953, when they were replaced by more modern technology; and
WHEREAS, The Minoa Fire Department has been a volunteer department
since 1913; it presently operates out of two stations with four engines
and a dedicated staff of 45 active and 50 life member volunteers; and
WHEREAS, The Minoa Fire Department provides protection for five
schools located in the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District and
responds to emergencies involving Minoa Lakes and part of the Erie
Canal; it also provides the grateful residents living within the
district with many emergency and non-emergency services, including fire
suppression, fire prevention, hazardous material management, vehicle and
other rescue, water rescue, residential lock-outs, emergency vehicle
lock-outs, commercial fire inspections and basic life support emergency
medical services; and
WHEREAS, Each day, the brave volunteer members of the Minoa Fire
Department prepare to risk their lives in order to selflessly protect
the life and property of all those living within their community; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
those trained and devoted individuals who serve and protect their commu-
nities through volunteer fire departments across this great Empire
State; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Minoa Fire Department
to be celebrated with an official ceremony on April 27, 2013; and be it
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Chief of the Minoa Fire Department, Fire Chief Matthew
McGarrity, and President Dennis Erard.


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