Unsung Hero: Kenneth Gordon, Volunteer Orangeburg Fire District Commissioner

Unsung Hero: Kenneth Gordon, Volunteer Orangeburg Fire District Commissioner

BY BARRY WARNER As the Orangeburg Fire District Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Kenneth Gordon has the obligation of ensuring that the Fire District has the ability to extinguish and prevent fires. He makes decisions with the other commissioners on the board concerning fire safety, including the expenditure of funds to ensure protection […]

Volunteer of the Week: George Wood, President of Rockland County TRIAD

Volunteer of the Week: George Wood, President of Rockland County TRIAD

BY BARRY WARNER Rockland County TRIAD is a nonprofit, three-way commitment among Rockland County Chiefs of Police, the Rockland County Sheriff and the AARP organization. Its main purpose is to reduce senior citizen victimization and enhance a sense of security and safety through education and training. The main area of focus is on programs that […]

UNSUNG HEROES: Richard Willows, Volunteer Captain and Training Officer of the New City Fire Engine Company No. 1

UNSUNG HEROES: Richard Willows, Volunteer Captain and Training Officer of the New City Fire Engine Company No. 1

BY BARRY WARNER Our Unsung Hero this week is Richard Willows, Volunteer Captain and Training Officer of the New City Fire Engine Company No. 1 and member of the Rockland Regional Technical Rescue Team. The volunteer training officer plays an essential part in the success and safety of everyone in the department. Continuing education is […]

Unsung Hero: James Petriello, Volunteer Training Officer, Nyack Fire Department

Unsung Hero: James Petriello, Volunteer Training Officer, Nyack Fire Department

BY BARRY WARNER Our Unsung Hero this week is volunteer James Petriello, who has served the Nyack Fire Department for 34 years as captain, chief, battalion chief, president and training officer. “As chief, I was responsible for the lives and property of 13,000 residents who were living in the Nyack Fire District. For example, when […]

Unsung Hero: Sheryl Rose, Volunteer Secretary of the Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association

Unsung Hero: Sheryl Rose, Volunteer Secretary of the Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association

BY BARRY WARNER Sheryl Rose has served as the volunteer secretary of the Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association (RCVFA) since September 1988 and has been the assistant editor of its newsletter “The Trumpet” since 2007. The object of the RCVFA is the advancement of the interests of the volunteer firefighters and the fire service by […]