Members and supporters of the Dundee Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Squad gathered at the firehouse Jan. 26 to recognize the contributions and achievements made by volunteers over the past year.
Chief Doug Miller, First Assistant Chief Jim Moore, and Second Assistant Chief Steve Warriner presented several awards and commented on department accomplishments during 2017.
Fire Department Awards included:
Fireman of the Year: Harlan Nolt
Chief’s Award: Tracey Miller
Special Service Awards: Ed Allen, Loren Weaver, and Harold Zimmerman
Outstanding Service Awards: Gerald Zimmerman and Linus Martin
Most Training: Harold Zimmerman (237 hours)
Community Service Awards: Tripp Foundation, Hank Kimball, and Robert Drucker
50 Years of Service: Steve Hill
Emergency Squad Awards presented by Captain Kenneth Riehl, First Lieutenant Ed All, and Second Lieutenant Josiah Peachey included:
Emergency Squad Member of the Year: Ed Allen (124 calls)
Driver of the Year: Linus Martin (96 calls)
Outstanding Service Award: Diane Warriner (167 calls), Josiah Peachey (114 calls), Gerald Zimmerman (93 calls)
Most Training Hours: Josiah Peachey (190 hours),
Over 100 Runs: Diane Warriner, Jim Moore, Ray Miller
Special Recognition: Alec Miller and Kenneth Riehl
Following the awards presentation, Brian Winslow, Yates County Emergency Management Director presented the fire department members with a sign that had hung at the now closed book store of the State Fire Academy in Montour Falls. The sign, which says, “Welcome to Disbrows” honored Tom Disbrow, who was the former Yates County Fire Coordinator, and a member of the Dundee Fire Department. Disbrow was instrumental in establishing the store, explained Winslow.
During 2017, the department:
• Answered 132 calls, consisting of 32 automatic alarms, 14 hazardous conditions, 19 motor vehicle accidents, 18 fires, and 13 mutual aid calls.
• Responded to 19 requests for mutual aid to Penn Yan (5), Himrod (3), Tyrone (1), Watkins Glen (7), Dresden (1), and Middlesex (2)
• Requested mutual aid four times from Himrod (3), Tyrone (1), and Watkins Glen (2), Wayne (1), and Penn Yan (1).
Total work hours for the year were 2,264 and total training hours were 2,291.