Senate resolution honoring Miller Hose Fire Company's 100th anniversary

George D. Maziarz

January 11, 2011

LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Miller
Hose Fire Company, Inc.  Approved unanimously in the Senate on January 11, 2011.
  WHEREAS,  This  Legislative Body is proud to commemorate the 100th Anni-
versary of the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc. and to honor its past  and
present  firefighting  members  for  100 years of fire protection to the
citizens of Newfane, 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 Miller Hose 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, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 100th Anniversary of the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc., to be
celebrated on Saturday, January 22, 2011; and
   WHEREAS, The Miller Hose Fire Company began as a small group  in  1905
as  the  Newfane  Fireman's Club with approximately 24 members; in 1911,
Charles Miller and the Newfane Fireman's Club incorporated their  organ-
ization which came to be known as the Miller Hose Company; and
   WHEREAS,  In  1927,  the  Miller Hose Fire Company sponsored the first
fire  prevention  contest  which  has  been  a  tradition  during   fire
prevention week for the Newfane school district ever since; and
   WHEREAS,  The  Miller Hose Company played an active role in the estab-
lishment of the Olcott Fire Company, the Wrights Corners  Fire  Company,
and the Niagara County Volunteer Fireman's Association; and
   WHEREAS,  In  1941,  the  Miller  Hose Fire Company was recognized for
having one of the first blood donor clubs in New York State; the Company
was one of the first to establish a Boy Scout Firematic Explorer post in
June of 1974 which continues today; and
   WHEREAS, With a membership of dedicated firefighters,  the  record  of
the  Miller  Hose  Fire Company in public service and fire protection is
one to be envied; for 24 hours a day, for  365  days  a  year,  for  100
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 Miller Hose  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  Miller  Hose  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 Miller  Hose  Fire  Company,  Inc.;  and  be  it
   RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Miller Hose Fire Company, Inc.