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October, 2017

1ST Responder Newspaper - NY


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Pine Plains Gets “Best Rescue” in DCVFA Parade


Kingston, NY - The 14th Annual Antique Fire Engine Muster was held on August 26th at the Volunteer Firemen's Museum on Fair St. in Kingston. Refreshments and tours of the museum were enjoyed by all visitors. A parade to the Spring Lake Firehouse concluded the event.


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Millerton, NY - At the annual Dutchess County Volunteer Firemens Association parade held in Millerton on August 12th, Pine Plains rolled their Rescue rig, 55-51, to "Best Rescue in the County". The parade helped the Millerton FD celebrate 125 years of service to the community. Pine Plains had a very dear member of theirs in the officer seat of the rig; Bob "Chiefy" Cahill. Cahill served for many years as chief of the department located in northeastern Dutchess County. According to Sarah Cahill-Funk, her 86-year-old father, known to everyone as "Chiefy," has been a member of the Pine Plains FD for 60 years and is still very active in the department's events, including the well attended chicken bbq. "He eats, sleeps and breaths for the fire department," beamed his daughter who also resides in Pine Plains.



El Palo County, CO - Todd Bender, Account Representative and Reporter for 1st Responder Newspaper, traveled to Colorado in late August to visit his son Ryan, a US Army Airborne Ranger stationed at Ft. Carson. While there, Todd, Ryan and Ryan's wife Kayla went to the summit of Pikes Peak at 14,115-feet above sea level. At the top of the mountain, our Reporter had the chance to catch up with one of the EMTs working that day. EMT Luke Radokovich told Bender that the staff of medics numbers 13 during the season and they treat everything from altitude sickness to injured hikers and cyclists. The medics are employed by Aramark, the vendor that has the contract to run the summit lodge. (L to R): EMT Luke Radokovich and 1st Responder News Reporter, Todd Bender.

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1st Responder New York October Edition  

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