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J03453 Summary:

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J03453 Actions:

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01/12/2018REFERRED TO FINANCE
01/17/2018REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
01/17/2018ADOPTED
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J03453 Text:

 
Assembly Resolution No. 757
 
BY: M. of A. Stec
 
        HONORING  four  members  of  the Corinth Volunteer
        Fire Department in recognition of their  prompt  and
        heroic  efforts  in  helping  to save two house fire
        victims and their pets
 
  WHEREAS, Within every community of the State of New York  there  are
certain  individuals  who, by virtue of their commitment and dedication,
command  the  respect  and  admiration  of  their  community  for  their
exemplary contributions and service on behalf of others; and
 
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor four members
of  the Corinth Volunteer Fire Department in recognition of their prompt
and heroic efforts in helping to save two house fire victims  and  their
pets to be celebrated at its Annual Banquet; and
 
  WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to join with the
town of Corinth, in  recognizing  the  heroic  and  courageous  acts  by
members of its Fire Department in saving two victims and their pets in a
house fire on Monday, November 20, 2017; and
 
  WHEREAS,  The  highly  skilled  and courageous firefighters meriting
this prestigious recognition are Second Assistant Chief Steven J. Denton
II, First Lieutenant Brandon W. Stautner, Captain Derrick S. Barss,  and
Chief Justin C. Burwell; and
 
  WHEREAS,  Disregarding  their  own  personal  safety and acting in a
manner which personifies the finest traditions of those who place  their
lives  in  order to serve others, these firefighters bravely and without
hesitation, risked their own lives to rescue two children and their pets
from a house fire on late Monday morning, November 20, 2017; and
 
  WHEREAS, At 10:46 a.m., the Corinth Volunteer  Fire  Department  was
dispatched  to  a  working  structure fire; once they arrived, they were
informed there were people trapped  inside;  four  firefighters  quickly
entered  the  building,  and as they were ascending to the second floor,
heard a baby crying on the first floor; and
 
  WHEREAS, The four men began searching the bottom floor and  found  a
three  year-old child in the living room; they immediately picked up and
brought the baby to safety  outside;  they  went  back  into  the  fiery
building  and  found an 18-month old baby in a bedroom, and carried this
child to safety as well; and
 
  WHEREAS,  During  the  search,  firefighters  also  discovered   the
family's  beloved pets, and saved them from the terrible heat, smoke and
flames of the fire; and
 
  WHEREAS, The young children were treated by EMS and transported to a
nearby hospital for treatment; and
 
  WHEREAS, Through their unwavering commitment to  serve  and  protect
the  community  and citizens of Corinth, New York, and their unqualified
response to carrying out their duties irrespective of the peril and  the
 
personal   dangers,   these  firefighters  have  uniquely  distinguished
themselves and  contributed  significantly  to  that  spirit  of  united
purpose  and  shared  concern which is the cornerstone of public service
and community life; 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;
these four brave men are such firefighters; these volunteers  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   four  members  of  the  Corinth  Volunteer  Fire  Department  in
recognition of their prompt and heroic efforts in helping  to  save  two
house fire victims and their pets; and be it further
 
  RESOLVED,  That  copies  of  this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to the aforementioned Firefighters and to Andy Kelley,  Fire
Chief, Corinth Volunteer Fire Department.
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