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RECOGNIZING THE NORTH SYRACUSE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY
(Extensions of Remarks - May 23, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E745]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




   RECOGNIZING THE NORTH SYRACUSE FIRE DEPARTMENT'S 100TH ANNIVERSARY

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                         HON. DANIEL B. MAFFEI

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                         Thursday, May 23, 2013

  Mr. MAFFEI. Mr. Speaker, I rise to extend my congratulations to the 
North Syracuse 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 North Syracuse Fire Department has changed significantly over 
the past 100 years. From having just two hand drawn chemical carts, to 
now operating with over a dozen fire and rescue vehicles, the North 
Syracuse Fire Department has been able to adapt to the changing times. 
The North Syracuse Fire Department Operates out of two stations: 
Station 1, located at 109 Chestnut Street, and Station 2, located at 70 
General Irwin Boulevard, both in North Syracuse, New York.
   In 1913, a group of citizens living in the village of North Syracuse 
presented a petition to the Board of Supervisors of Onondaga County, 
asking that a fire district be established in North Syracuse. As a 
result, the North Syracuse Fire Department was founded and began its 
extraordinary service to the residents of North Syracuse. In 1950, the 
department moved to its new quarters in the old trolley station at the 
corner of South Bay Road and Church Street. In 1983, a new building was 
built on Chestnut Street. This was the first building in fire 
department history built solely for fire department use.
   Despite the dramatic changes that have taken place over the past 100 
years, a few things remain the same. The North Syracuse Fire Department 
continues its mission of Fire Prevention and Education, Fire 
Suppression, and the prevention of the loss of life. This mission 
continues that the department shall assist in any disaster, emergency, 
or occasion for which it is properly equipped. The Fire Department 
continues to be a central part of life for residents. Furthermore, for 
100 years North Syracuse's finest have dedicated themselves to 
protecting their fellow citizens and making the community a safer place 
to live.
   Mr. Speaker, we are grateful for the extraordinary service that the 
volunteers of the North Syracuse Fire Department have provided to 
residents of our community over the past century, and I ask this 
Honorable Body to join me in congratulating the members and supporters 
of the North Syracuse Fire Department and wishing them good luck in the 
next 100 years.

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