Unsung Hero: Thomas Krasinski, Clarkstown Auxiliary Police Officer

Unsung Hero: Thomas Krasinski, Clarkstown Auxiliary Police Officer

BY BARRY WARNER Auxiliary police officers are attached to a Police Department and provide support to full-time officers. Generally, auxiliary police officers are volunteers who serve out of a sense of civic duty, not for financial gain. “My mission is to serve the community and work with a great group of guys and the Clarkstown […]

Unsung Hero: Cory Clarkston, Chauffeur-Engineer, Pearl River Volunteer Fire Department

Unsung Hero: Cory Clarkston, Chauffeur-Engineer, Pearl River Volunteer Fire Department

By Barry Warner Chauffeur-Engineers are responsible for firefighting vehicles, such as fire engines, that transport firefighters, carry equipment and pump water at fire scenes. They make sure that the vehicles are clean and running efficiently, the gas tanks contain enough fuel and all systems are working. They may perform maintenance tasks, such as replacing necessary […]

Unsung Hero: John Alf, Volunteer Ex-Chief of the Orangeburg Fire Department

Unsung Hero: John Alf, Volunteer Ex-Chief of the Orangeburg Fire Department

By Barry Warner Firefighters are exposed to the most hazardous of situations and greatest risk procedures during emergency scene operations. To ensure that firefighters do not become victims, the Chief Commander must engage in the operations, recognize the hazards and address them in a proactive manner. “I served as a firefighter for 10 years, an […]

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