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Commending Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant in recognition of their heroic action in responding to a fully engage...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commending Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and
Joseph Poissant in recognition of their heroic action in responding to a
fully engaged barn fire at the Miner Institute Research Facility

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend the caring concern and heroic acts of individuals who take
prompt and appropriate action in emergency situations in an effort to
preserve life and property; and
WHEREAS, On April 26, 2012, while on their way to work at the Altona
Correctional Facility, Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Pois-
sant observed heavy smoke billowing from a barn at the Miner Institute
Research Facility; and
WHEREAS, Immediately responding to the engaged fire scene, Correction
Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant could hear the sounds of live-
stock trapped inside the burning barn; without fear for their own
personal safety, they entered the barn and in the thick smoke and
flames, located and successfully engaged fire extinguishers; and
WHEREAS, The courageous efforts of Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and
Joseph Poissant were successful in keeping the flames in the barn at bay
while Miner Institute staff were able to free the livestock; and
WHEREAS, Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant were
credited by the Chazy, New York, Fire Chief with not only saving the
livestock in the barn but also with saving an important historical site;
and
WHEREAS, In recognition of their courageous and quick actions,
Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant, were awarded Altona
Correctional Facility Medals of Merit; their actions, accomplished with
great skill and courage, are an inspiration to their fellow New Yorkers;
and
WHEREAS, Through their voluntary and skillful commitment to respond to
a fully engaged barn fire, Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph
Poissant have unselfishly contributed to the advancement of that spirit
of united purpose and shared concern which is the cornerstone of commu-
nity life in this State and Nation; and
WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize and pay
tribute to those individuals within the State of New York who perform
heroic actions with skill, diligence and precision, preserving life and
property; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commend Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant in recogni-
tion of their heroic action in responding to a fully engaged barn fire
at the Miner Institute Research Facility; and be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Correction Officers Mark Dubrey and Joseph Poissant.

actions

  • 14 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 18 / Jun / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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