Senate resolution honoring Miller Hose Fire Company's 100th anniversary

 

    LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Miller
    Hose Fire Company, Inc.  Approved unanimously in the Senate on January 11, 2011.
     
      WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-
    versary of the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc. and to honor its past  and
    present  firefighting  members  for  100 years of fire protection to the
    citizens of Newfane, New York, and its surrounding communities; 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 Miller Hose Fire 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
    standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
    orate the 100th Anniversary of the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc., to be
    celebrated on Saturday, January 22, 2011; and
       WHEREAS, The Miller Hose Fire Company began as a small group  in  1905
    as  the  Newfane  Fireman's Club with approximately 24 members; in 1911,
    Charles Miller and the Newfane Fireman's Club incorporated their  organ-
    ization which came to be known as the Miller Hose Company; and
       WHEREAS,  In  1927,  the  Miller Hose Fire Company sponsored the first
    fire  prevention  contest  which  has  been  a  tradition  during   fire
    prevention week for the Newfane school district ever since; and
       WHEREAS,  The  Miller Hose Company played an active role in the estab-
    lishment of the Olcott Fire Company, the Wrights Corners  Fire  Company,
    and the Niagara County Volunteer Fireman's Association; and
       WHEREAS,  In  1941,  the  Miller  Hose Fire Company was recognized for
    having one of the first blood donor clubs in New York State; the Company
    was one of the first to establish a Boy Scout Firematic Explorer post in
    June of 1974 which continues today; and
       WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters,  the  record  of
    the  Miller  Hose  Fire Company 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 Miller Hose  Fire  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  Miller  Hose  Fire  Company  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 Miller  Hose  Fire  Company,  Inc.;  and  be  it
    further
       RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
    smitted to the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc.