Stony Point Town Board Honors Firefighters with Sandy Service Award

BY MICHAEL RICONDA

P1000340The Stony Point Town Board took time on April 23 to honor fire crews with the Wayne Hose Fire Department for their response to Hurricane Sandy, which hit Stony Point exceptionally harder than the majority of Rockland’s towns. Fire chiefs Joseph Robinson, Kevin Huslinger and Curtis Wicks appeared to receive service pins from Supervisor Geoffrey Finn. In addition, pins were presented to the chiefs to distribute to the other members of their fire crews who served when the storm hit Stony Point in the fall of 2012.

“They’re not thinking about themselves,” Finn said. “They’re thinking about going out and doing their job and helping the people.”

During the disaster, Robinson, Huslinger and Wicks rescued 23 people from their homes as part of a team of seven fire departments in seven boats. Finn compared their service in the midst of danger to the selfless acts of rescuers at the site of the recent Boston Marathon bombings. The Town Board will also be honoring police officers who responded to Sandy on a separate night due to scheduling conflicts with the officers, who were busy on the night of April 24.

In other news from Stony Point, the town announced the Tour de Cure, a cycling event on June 6 where about 600 men, women and children will ride through the town to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association. Though there will be many cyclists on the road, the event is not a race and participants will be scattered throughout the town as they participate.

In addition, the town board scheduled a workshop on the town’s master plan for May 7 at 7 p.m.