J2565

Honoring Firefighter Donald C. Hand after 56 years of dedicated service to the Belmont Fire Company

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J2565



Senate Resolution No. 2565

BY: Senator BORRELLO

HONORING Firefighter Donald C. Hand upon the
occasion of his designation for special recognition
after 56 years of dedicated service to the Belmont
Fire Company

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 honor Firefighter
Donald C. Hand upon the occasion of his designation for special
recognition after 56 years of dedicated service to the Belmont Fire
Company, celebrated at the Allegany County Volunteer Firemen's
Association's 104th Annual Convention on Wednesday, July 10, 2019; and

WHEREAS, Donald C. Hand joined the Belmont Fire Company on April 1,
1963; throughout his 56 years of service, he held many positions within
the Department including: Chief from 1986-1988, and a truck driver/pump
operator; and

WHEREAS, The son of Walter and Ruth Hand, Donald was born on March
31, 1940, in Belmont, New York; where he graduated from Belmont Central
School in 1958; and

WHEREAS, Donald C. Hand is retired from East Side Garage where he
worked as a mechanic for 35 years; and

WHEREAS, With him throughout have been his wife, Sharon; two sons,
Timothy (Deanna) and Dana (Jessica); one step-daughter, Christina; two
grandchildren, Gavin and Cassidy; and five step-grandchildren, Brook,
Jacob, Catlin, Jacob and Joshua; 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;
Donald C. Hand is one such firefighter; throughout 56 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 Donald C. Hand upon the occasion of his designation
for special recognition after 56 years of dedicated service to the
Belmont Fire Company; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Firefighter Donald C. Hand.

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  • 17 / Jan / 2020
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 25 / Feb / 2020
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 25 / Feb / 2020
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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