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    Recognizing the Minoa Fire Department’s 100Th Anniversary

    by Former Representative Daniel B. Maffei

    Posted on 2013-03-12

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    MAFFEI of new york in the house of representatives Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Mr. MAFFEI. Mr. Speaker, I rise to extend my congratulations to the Minoa Fire Department on the occasion of its Centennial Celebration. I am honored to join the community in celebrating the Department on this historic occasion.

    The Minoa Fire Department operates out of 2 stations. Station 1, located at 238 North Main S in the village, and station 2, located at 7036 Manlius Center Rd in Fremont. The Department currently operates two engines, two rescue pumpers, one brush truck, and one squad with a staff of 45 volunteers.

    The Minoa Fire Department provides many emergency and non-emergency services including but not limited to, fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous incident and material management, vehicle and other extrication and rescue, swift water rescue, ice water rescue, residential lock-outs, emergency vehicle lock-outs, commercial fire inspections and basic life support emergency medical services. Some members of the Minoa fire Dept. are specially trained and belong to special operations teams in Onondaga County including, Dive/Rescue, High Angle/Rope Rescue, Wilderness Search and Rescue and Hazardous Materials Response Teams.

    So much has changed over the past 100 years. In 1913, Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as the 28th President of the United States, the 17th amendment calling for the direct election of Senators was adopted, and the first automobile road across the United States, the Lincoln Highway, was dedicated. In 1953, Mack Model 85 was the first green fire truck to come to Minoa, setting the precedence for a full fleet of green fire apparatus. In fact, Mack Model 85 was fully restored in 2009 and is currently used by the Department in ceremonies and parades. Minoa Fire Department's uniquely green fleet continues to this day and continues to be a source of pride for local residents.

    Despite the dramatic changes that have taken place over the past 100 years, a few things remain the same. The Minoa Fire Department continues to this day to take great pride in being an all-volunteer department. The Fire Department continues to be a central part of life for residents. Furthermore, for 100 years Minoa's finest have dedicated themselves to protecting their fellow citizens and making the community a safer place to live.

    We are grateful for the extraordinary service that the volunteers of Minoa Fire Department have provided to residents of our community over the past century. Once again, congratulations to the members and supporters of the Minoa Fire Department and good luck in the next 100 years! ____________________

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