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Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the North
Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commemorate the 100th
Anniversary of the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department, and to
honor all of its past and present members, for providing the citizens of
the North Syracuse district with 100 years of exemplary 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 North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department have valiantly
volunteered their time to respond to various fire emergencies, all while
earning the praise and respect of the community in which they serve; and
WHEREAS, The North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department was established
in the winter of 1913, after a law was passed by the New York State
Legislature to give unincorporated communities the right to establish
districts for fire protection; the Village of North Syracuse was the
first village in the state to follow this law; and
WHEREAS, The North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department began its histo-
ry with two hand-drawn chemical fire engines, until a Model T Ford truck
was eventually purchased and housed in a barn, which became the new
firehouse on Ferguson Avenue; and
WHEREAS, In 1950, the Village of North Syracuse Fire Department moved
to a new location in the old, remodeled trolley station at the corner of
South Bay Road and Church Street; the department remained in that
location until February of 1983, when the first "purpose built" fire
station was dedicated at its present location at 109 Chestnut Street;
and
WHEREAS, In 1985, a second fire station was built on the old military
base, in order for the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department to
increase its service to the district; and
WHEREAS, For the past 100 years, the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire
Department has provided various fire and rescue services to the resi-
dents of the Village of North Syracuse and to parts of the Towns of
Cicero and Clay, such as fire suppression, fire prevention and educa-
tion, vehicle rescue, and life support medical services; the fire
department currently responds to more than 1,000 service calls a year;
and
WHEREAS, Since its establishment in 1913, the North Syracuse Volunteer
Fire Department has grown its fleet to more than a dozen modern fire and
rescue vehicles, increased its emergency and non-emergency services and
its membership, and made advancements in technology in order to meet the
changing needs of the district; the fire department is also one of only
205 in the state to hold an I.S.O. Public Protection Class 3 rating;
and
WHEREAS, Each day, the brave volunteer members of the North Syracuse
Volunteer Fire Department prepare to risk their lives in order to
protect the life and property of all those living within their communi-
ty; the department currently has 40 members, four engines, one aerial
truck, one heavy rescue, and two light rescue vehicles; and
WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude to
all of those trained and devoted individuals who serve and protect their
communities 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 North Syracuse Volun-
teer Fire Department; and be it further
RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Patrick J. Brennan, Fire Chief, North Syracuse Volunteer Fire
Department.

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  • 19 / Mar / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 21 / Mar / 2013
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

Law Section:
Resolutions, Legislative

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