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Honoring Francis Head upon the occasion of his designation for special recognition after 62 years of dedicated service to the Warsaw...

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION honoring Firefighter Francis Head upon the occa-
sion of his designation for special recognition after 62 years of dedi-
cated service to the Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department

WHEREAS, The firefighters of New York State are renowned throughout the
Nation; their reputation is synonymous with excellence in the arduous
field of fire protection and prevention; and
WHEREAS, Since the early days of "teapot steamers," the volunteer
firefighter has been the cornerstone of our great Nation's efforts to
spare us from the ravages of fire; and
WHEREAS, A member of the Warsaw Volunteer Fire Department for 62
years, Firefighter Francis ("Beanie") Head has held the positions of
lieutenant, captain, 2nd assistant chief, 1st assistant chief, fire
chief and fire police captain; and
WHEREAS, In addition, Firefighter Francis Head has been the
Secretary/Treasurer for the Warsaw Rescue Squad for 35 years; he also
served as an EMT and was a fire truck driver and operator; and
WHEREAS, Past president and life member of the Wyoming County Volun-
teer Firemen's Association, Francis Head is also a past president and
life member of the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association; and
WHEREAS, Firefighter Francis Head served in the United States Army
during the Korean War and received the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean
Service Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and two
Bronze Service Stars; and
WHEREAS, An active member of the American Legion, Francis Head has
held multiple positions with his Post, including as Commander and 1st
Vice Commander; and
WHEREAS, Francis Head has also served on the Warsaw Village Planning
Board and has been its Chairman, as well as having served as Warsaw
Village Justice, and is a member of the Warsaw Exempt Benevolent Associ-
ation; and
WHEREAS, Francis Head retired after 37 years as a heavy construction
supervisor for the New York Department of Transportation; and
WHEREAS, A member of St. Michael's Parish, Francis Head has been
married for 46 years and is the father of three children; he also has
eight grandchildren and one great grandchild; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to honor
Francis Head upon the occasion of his designation for special recogni-
tion after 62 years of dedicated service to the Warsaw Volunteer Fire
Department; and
WHEREAS, Volunteer firefighters and fire departments not only provide
the critical service of fire protection but also engage in other activ-
ities of great benefit and importance to the communities they serve; and
WHEREAS, It takes a special dedication, a strong desire to help others
and a tireless sense of community to forsake precious time with family
and friends to respond to the signal that a neighbor is in need; Francis
Head is such a firefighter; throughout his 62 years of devoted service,
this volunteer heroically performed, above and beyond the call of duty,
those responsibilities which define the task of fire protection; now,
therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Firefighter Francis Head upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition after 62 years of dedicated service to the Warsaw
Volunteer Fire Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Firefighter Francis ("Beanie") Head.

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  • 24 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 30 / May / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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