Brian Pugh: 125 Years of the VFD

To The Editor:brian-pugh-group-cropped

This weekend I was honored to be invited to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Croton Fire Department. The inspiring sight of the many fire companies from across Westchester County that had joined us in recognizing this historic anniversary reminds me of something that one of my favorite authors once wrote:

“When the alarm goes off [firefighters] are almost the only examples of enthusiastic unselfishness to be seen in this land. They rush to the rescue of any human being, and count not the cost….There we have people treasuring people as people.”

Our fire department is all-volunteer–but professional or volunteer, all firefighters are committed to protecting the life and limb of their neighbors–at the risk of their own.

Thank you for all that you do and all you have done for the last 125 years.

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