Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Junius Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

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Senate Resolution No. 495

BY: Senator O'MARA

COMMEMORATING the 75th Anniversary of Junius
Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the
Anniversary of Junius Volunteer Fire Department Inc. and to honor its
past and present firefighting members for 75 years of fire protection to
the citizens of Junius, New York, and its surrounding communities; and

WHEREAS, This auspicious occasion will be celebrated at an event on
Saturday, March 11, 2023; and

WHEREAS, On the night of March 8, 1948, a group of men were called
together for the purpose of creating a Fire Company; the 29 men decided
to form an independent fire company as it would be much easier and take
less time to establish; and

WHEREAS, Five men were appointed to go to the Junius Town Board and
get their approval to create the fire company, and the 29 men became the
first and charter members; and

WHEREAS, On March 15, 1948, the second meeting was called to order
with 37 members present and election of officers were held; at that
time, the Town Board officially voted in favor of forming a Fire
Department; and

WHEREAS, A two-bay fire station was built, and a 1328 pumper and an
old International tanker were purchased; and

WHEREAS, Currently, the Junius Volunteer Fire Department is
comprised of 50 members who work out of two fire stations with two
pumpers, two tankers, and one heavy rescue truck; and

WHEREAS, Fire departments are an integral part of community
protection services in every locality of our State; during the past 75
years, the courageous and devoted firefighters of the Junius Volunteer
Fire Department have valiantly responded to all types of fire
emergencies and have won the praise and respect of the community which
they serve; and

WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters, the record of
the Junius Volunteer Fire Department in public service and fire
protection is one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for 365 days a year,
for 75 years, whenever the alarm sounded, these noble volunteers left
their homes and went to the aid of their neighbors; and

WHEREAS, The brave firefighters of the Junius Volunteer Fire
Department 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; and

WHEREAS, In addition to the skill and devoted service demonstrated
by individual firefighters, the Junius Volunteer Fire Department

reflects the history and development of firefighting over the past 75
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 75th Anniversary of Junius Volunteer Fire
Department Inc.; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Junius Volunteer Fire Department Inc.


  • 01 / Mar / 2023
  • 09 / Mar / 2023
  • 09 / Mar / 2023

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