RCVFA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

RCVFA AWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS

The Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association held its annual scholarship night July 13, 2018 by awarding three $1,500 scholarships at the Hillcrest firehouse on Route 45 in Hillcrest. The applicants had to be sons, daughters, grandsons or grandaughters of an RCVFA member. The scholarships are named for RCVFA past president Stuart Gates who presented the […]

Timelines: August 2, 2012

MTA Updates Plan for Financial Future The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) released its 2013 Preliminary Budget and July Financial Plan for 2013-16. In 2010, the MTA demonstrated the most aggressive cost cutting in its history. The plan released now builds on those same cost cutting initiatives. These efforts have generated $686 million in annual recurring […]

Timelines: June 14, 2012

Timelines: June 14, 2012

Funeral for Judge Edelstein Retired Judge Harry Edelstein, who served as a Rockland County Court Judge and Clarkstown justice for more than three decades, died Saturday, June 9. He was 87. The funeral was at 11 a.m. on Monday at the New City Jewish Center. Shivah, a Jewish period of mourning, will be held at […]

“Old Time” Firefighters Honored by Fire Chiefs

“Old Time” Firefighters Honored by Fire Chiefs

Five firefighters were honored Saturday at the Rockland County Fire Chief’s Association’s Old-Timers Awards Night and dinner held at the Sloatsburg FD firehouse. More than 200 current and former Rockland fire chiefs gathered to honor their own at the annual event on this, the Association’s 60th anniversary. The Active Chief’s Award was given to George […]

FIRE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE STATE GEAR UP FOR SECOND ANNUAL “RECRUIT NY” WEEKEND TO HELP INCREASE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

Statewide Firefighter Recruitment Open Houses to be Held April 21 – 22 (NEW YORK) Volunteer fire departments across New York State will open their doors and fire truck bays to local residents as part of the second-ever statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment effort called RecruitNY, in an effort to help increase membership. To coincide with National […]

Highlights from Rockland County Firefighter Graduation

Highlights from Rockland County Firefighter Graduation

The 13th Firefighter Graduation was held on Thursday January 12, 2012 at RCC Cultural Arts Center. Sixty-four Firefighter 1 and II students graduated, several were from Orange and Putnam Counties. State Fire Instructor’s Frank Jewett, Michael Healy, Frank Bifulco along with Les Greenwood NYS Fire Protection Specialist presented the new firefighters with their certificates. Past […]