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 […]

Unsung Hero: Richard Fernandez, Retired NYPD Sergeant and Community Volunteer

Unsung Hero: Richard Fernandez, Retired NYPD Sergeant and Community Volunteer

By Barry Warner A history of volunteerism has demonstrated Richard Fernandez’s commitment to his community and willingness to work for the betterment of others. Despite being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 20 years ago, Fernandez has never stopped volunteering for his community and has inspired most who come in contact with him as a result. He […]

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