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By Carol BallardWarren County ReportMembers o the combined re de-partments o Warren County gath-ered on Aug. 31 or a celebration inthe new Public Saety Building tohonor volunteer and career reght-ers and EMs or their accomplish-ments in 011.Awards were presented by FireChie Richard E. Mabie, County Ad-ministrator Douglas P. Stanley andSouth River District Supervisor Lin-da P. Glavis.“Tis is our rst event in the new Public Saety Building. We’ve movedrom 410 square eet to about ,000,”noted Chie Mabie.He went on to especially thankDouglas P. Stanley, the Board o Su-pervisors and Warren’s Sheri DanielMcEathron, or pushing the projectorward. He also hal-seriously re-minded the reghters present to beready to take calls i they came in.“Some have said I’ve started actinglike a real re chie,” he joked.He went on to stress that it is very hard to decide who will be chosen towin, then called the reghters upto received their awards. He recitedeach man‘s accomplishments andsome o the reasons why they werechosen.Dedication to the department-many o them going way beyond thecall o duty on and o the job-washigh on the list- and he praised themor being very busy people.He also thanked and recognizedtheir amilies.“Tis job takes a toll in time and e-ort, sometimes 4 hours at a time,”he said.Notable praise went to Fire Mar-shal Gerry Maiatico, recipient o theFire Chie’s Award or helping gainsupport to establish the re marshal’sposition.Others honored at the ceremony along with their companies includ-ed: Wyatt Strickland o ShenandoahShores, volunteer reghter o the year; Jay Moore o Front Royal, vol-unteer EM o the year; Larry Olivero Front Royal, volunteer ocer o the year; and the Linden VolunteerFire Company, company o the year.Career members o the departmenthonored were: Lt. Mickey Sirna, re-ghter o the year; Lee Gibson, EMo the year; and Capt. Ray Cross, o-cer o the year.Tree career reghters promotedto lieutenant were: Zach Burrows o Rivermont Station ; Kermit Gaithero South Warren Station 3 and Mick-ey Sirna.Chie Mabie ended the meeting by thanking the sta and a asking or aprayer or the members’ saety.Ater the meeting, Chie Ma-bie said how happy he is to have anEmergency Operations Center in theacility – a room dedicated to takecare o the county’s disasters-typi-cally winter weather and oods.Te room will be equipped withinormation boards, televisions andlaptops, and in case o extraordinary events, like hazardous material spillsor airborne threats, when state orother agencies would be called in,all technology and resources will beavailable to them as well.“We’ve never had a room dedicat-ed just to that,” he said.For inormation, visit www.warrencountyre.com, or nd themon Facebook at https://www.ace-book.com/warrencountyre
A 9/11 remembrance
Found on Warren County Fire andRescue Facebook page on 9/11/1:“oday is a dicult day or many people, let’s take a moment and re-member all the victims and theiramilies on this day along with therst responders. ake a second tobe thankul or everything you haveand do something nice or someonewhether it’s a “pay it orward” act o kindness, check in on your neighbors,thank someone or their service, visita nursing home, make a donation toa charity, etc.”A nice thought guys, and a greatway to remember all who were lost,including your brothers at FDNYCwho died trying to save others.
County Fire and Rescue celebrates sta, volunteer contributions
Warren County Administrator Douglas P. Stanley con-gratulates, from left to right, Lieutenant Zack Bur-rows, Lieutenant Mickey Sirna, and Lieutenant KermitGaithers on their promotions as Fire Chief RichardE.Mabie looks on.2011 Volunteer and Career Award winners look likethey enjoy being in their spacious section of thenew Public Safety Building . From left to right: Wy-att Strickland of Shenandoah Shores, Volunteer Fire-
ghter of the Year; Jay Moore of Front Royal, Volun
teer EMT of the Year; Lee Gibson, EMT of the Year;Lt. Mickey Sirna, Fireghter of the Year; Fire MarshalGerry Maiatico, Fire Chief’s Award; Larry Oliver of Front Royal, Volunteer Ofcer of the Year; Fire Chief Richard Mabie and Capt. Ray Cross, Ofcer of theYear.FDNY Memorial courtesy
of the Warren County Fireand Rescue Facebookpage
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