Unsung Hero: Megan Zarcone, Volunteer Female Firefighter, Monsey Fire Department

Unsung Hero: Megan Zarcone, Volunteer Female Firefighter, Monsey Fire Department

BY BARRY WARNER A growing number of women are climbing tall aerial ladders and rescuing Rockland County residents from smoky rooms as members of volunteer fire companies. People who call 911 are not concerned about the gender of the firefighter who responds and rescues those plagued by a fire emergency. “Megan Zarcone joined in 2010 […]

Unsung Hero: Diane France, Volunteer Firefighter, Suffern Hose Company #1

Unsung Hero: Diane France, Volunteer Firefighter, Suffern Hose Company #1

BY BARRY WARNER Firefighters who fight structure fires have to deal with an additional challenge this week: the excessive heat wave. Firefighters wear heavy turnout gear that makes it difficult to stay cool. They have to be fully encapsulated with no area of skin exposed to blistering temperatures. Through mutual-aid or agreement with other departments, […]

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 […]