Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the O. L. Davis Fire Company

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Senate Resolution No. 1234

BY: Senator AKSHAR

COMMEMORATING the 100th Anniversary of the O. L.
Davis Fire Company

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th
Anniversary of O. L. Davis Fire Company and to honor its past and
present firefighting members for 100 years of fire protection to the
citizens of Endwell, New York, and its surrounding communities; and

WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community
protection services in every locality of our State; during the past 100
years, the courageous and devoted firefighters of the O. L. Davis Fire
Company have valiantly responded to all types of fire emergencies and
have won the praise and respect of the community which they serve; and

WHEREAS, Established in 1921, the O. L. Davis Fire Company has a
long-standing tradition of service to the community of Endwell, New
York, preventing and extinguishing fires, protecting lives and property;

WHEREAS, On September 6, 1921, there was a barn fire at the local
Davis Farm; the response by Endicott Fire, who normally responded to
fires in Endwell, was delayed by a phone problem and subsequently, the
barn and all the year's crops were destroyed by the fire; and

WHEREAS, Within a month, Endwell resident Orlando L. Davis donated
land as a site for the first fire station; during this time, residents
met at the Hooper School to form a fire company with approximately 40
initial members; and

WHEREAS, George Burt served as O.L. Davis Fire Company's first Chief
and Guy Bishop was named the first Assistant Chief; the fire company was
named after Davis for his generosity, and remains in the same location
today; and

WHEREAS, The brave firefighters of O. L. Davis Fire Company are
prepared to risk their lives every day to help save the lives of others
and to protect homes and property from the destruction caused by fire;

WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated
by individual firefighters, the O. L. Davis Fire Company reflects the
history and development of firefighting over the past 100 years; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude
to those devoted individuals who recognize that the preservation of life
and property is a sacred responsibility and who make that responsibility
their own by serving as firefighters; and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that we should
give special recognition to those who work so assiduously for the
betterment of their communities, and acknowledge publicly the heroic

good works performed by the volunteer fire departments of this great
Empire State, their officers and auxiliaries; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
proudly commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the O. L. Davis Fire
Company; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the O. L. Davis Fire Company.


  • 08 / Jun / 2021
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