Rockland Volunteer Firefighters Gather in Stony Point for 100th Convention

Rockland County Volunteer Firemen’s Association marks its centennial with Sept. 7 gathering, Sept. 8 parade in Stony Point.

Wayne Hose Co. 1 of Stony Point has been selected as host the 100th annual convention of the , set for Sept. 7.

Wayne Hose is celebrating its own 118th anniversary of service to the community by hosting the convention and the RCVFA's annual fire parade this year. The convention is set for at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, at Kirkbride Hall, Willow Grove and Letchworth Village roads, Stony Point.

At the convention, Paul Schlegel of the Stony Point Fire Department is running unopposed for election as association president. John Intrieri of the West Haverstraw Fire Department is the lone nominee for election as first vice president.

The balance of the unopposed slate is: John Kryger (West Haverstraw FD), corresponding secretary; Bruce McClintock (Suffern FD), recording secretary; Robert Capello (Spring Valley FD), financial secretary; and Mike Kramar (Hillcrest FD), treasurer.

A memorial service for all association members who have died since the last convention will take place and life membership and longevity certificates will be distributed to 25- and 50-year association members at the convention.

New 50-year members: James T. Dillon, Howard Knapp, Walter A Miller Jr., Socky Trojhan, the Rev. William W. Erbach, Allen G. Lynch, Francis W. Taulman, Richard Bogert, George R. Everson, Francis L. Kearsing Sr., Charles Remo.

New 25-year life members: James Burdick, Kenneth J. Dillon, John D. Fickes, Frank W. Voce Jr., Charles Davis, Edward Sanchez, Michael A. Tesek, Joseph R. Young, Gerald Fenton, Frank P. Franco, Eric H. Moller, Paul B. Phinney III, Robert W. Vancura, Dana Weishaar, Frank Bifulco Sr., Rober Bruno, Keith Guliner, Christopher Jensen, Christopher Kear, Jonathan Lacher, Fred M. Price, Gerard Reilly, John J. Helchowski, Paul. B Rooney.

The RCVFA Firefighter of the Year award and the annual Liberty Mutual Insurance Fire Mark award for excellence in fire prevention are to awarded at the convention.

The Rockland County Fire Instructors’ Association will present its two Lt. Andrew Fredericks Memorial scholarships as well.

The convention parade in Stony Point steps off at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8 on Route 210 and down Route 9W south to the town line. In July, the Stony Point Town Board approved the parade route.

Firefighters are scheduled to line up at 1 p.m. at Route 210, with the parade moving east on Route 210 toward Route 9W. The reviewing stand is to be located on the west side of Route 9W, with the parade ending on Holt Drive.

Next year: The convention and parade go to New City. West Haverstraw's Volunteer Hose Co. No. 2 is host in 2015 and SW Johnson in Garnerville is host in 2016. A host fire department is being sought for the 2014 convention and parade.

Coming up in October: The Nyack Fire Deparment Chief's Inspection Parade, Oct. 6, in honor of Nyack Fire Chief James Petriello.


Will McAvoy August 21, 2012 at 02:10 PM
The 100th RC Buff parade can't wait.


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