J2546

Commending Firefighter Michael S. Smith for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Southport Fire Department

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J2546



Senate Resolution No. 2546

BY: Senator O'MARA

COMMENDING Firefighter Michael S. Smith upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition
after 50 years of dedicated service to the Southport
Fire Department

WHEREAS, Citizens across our State and Nation are inspired by and
indebted to our noble volunteer firefighters who exhibit courage and
bravery every day in the course of their duties; and

WHEREAS, Volunteer Firefighters exemplify the power of human
compassion and the strength of the American spirit through actions of
the most heroic magnitude; their sacrifices and their selfless
dedication merit tribute and recognition by all citizens of this great
country; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
Firefighter Michael S. Smith upon the occasion of his designation for
special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service to the Southport
Fire Department to be celebrated at its Annual Banquet on Saturday,
February 15, 2020; and

WHEREAS, Michael S. Smith has been a very active member of the
Southport Fire Department; throughout his 50 years of service, he has
held several positions within the Department including: Lieutenant,
Captain, Assistant Chief both days and nights, and Fire Chief for seven
years; and

WHEREAS, Michael S. Smith has also been instrumental in the success
of various department benefits and served for four years as President of
the New York State Emergency Management Association; and

WHEREAS, In addition to his work with the Department, Michael S.
Smith was employed with Hardings and Purolator Products, before holding
the title of Director of Fire and Emergency Management of Chemung County
for 23 years; and

WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, LuAnn, and their
two children, all of whom feel privileged to be a part of his life and
rejoice in his achievements; and

WHEREAS, Firefighters unwaveringly serve our great State with pride,
valor, and integrity; these respected volunteers are often the first to
respond to an emergency, whether the emergency is a fire, transportation
accident, natural disaster, act of terrorism, medical crisis, or spill
of hazardous materials; 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;
Michael S. Smith is one such firefighter; throughout 50 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
commend Firefighter Michael S. Smith upon the occasion of his
designation for special recognition after 50 years of dedicated service
to the Southport Fire Department; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Firefighter Michael S. Smith.

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  • 16 / Jan / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 22 / Jan / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 22 / Jan / 2020
    • ADOPTED

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