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In Memory of...

This page is dedicated to those men and women who served in a Chenango County Fire & EMS Department. These heros gave the ultimate sacrifice and have passed on their knowledge and experience to us, making our Fire and EMS service what it is today.

In memory we dedicate this page to forever honor these members.


James W. Wright

March 1, 1938 - March 3, 2009

53 year Member of the George Rider Hook and Ladder Company-Norwich FD

Retired-Chenango County Deputy Fire Coordinator- Car 6-1976-2006

At the time of his death he was the President of the Board of Trustees- Firemen's Home on the Hudson


Alton B. Doyle

February 19, 1925 - August 29, 2009

55 year member of the Oxford Fire Department

Past Emergency Squad Captain

Chairman of the Chenango County Safety and Rules Committee


William N. Fowlston

October 31, 1928 - November 2, 2009

Member of the Oxford Fire Department

Past President of the Chenango County Firefighter's Assn.

Helped establish CCFA Scholarship Fund

Member of the Central NY Firemen's Assn.

Past Chairman of the CNYFA Parade and Rules Committee

CNYFA Parade Judge


Lucille Sherman

August 20, 1918 - October 11, 2009

Charter member of the McDonough Emergency Squad


James D. "Bud" Lyon

April 4, 1933 - September 27, 2009

50 Year member of the New Berlin Fire Department

Past Vice-President

Past Fire Captain


Albert "Bud" Smith

January 21, 1932 - September 30, 2009

Life member of the McDonough Fire Department

Past Chief

Past Fire Police Captain

Past Chairman - Board of Fire Commissioners


David Purdy Sr.

September 24, 1915 - September 21, 2009

Charter member of the McDonough Fire Department


Charles H. Franklin

December 24, 1930 - September 6, 2009


Ronald E. Beckwith

October 29, 1943 - February 8, 2010

Life Member of the McDonough Fire Department

Past member of McDonough Emergency Squad

Past Chief - McDonough Fire Department

Member of the Pharsalia Fire Department

Member of Pharsalia Rescue Squad

Past Chief - Pharsalia Fire Department

2009 Chenango County Firefighter of the Year


Florence Warner

Passed - April 12, 2010

Life Member of the South New Berlin Fire Department

45 years active service

Fire Police-23 years active service

Past Auxiliary President

Past Auxiliary Treasurer


Paul Brown

Passed- April 30, 2010

Past Chief of the South New Berlin Fire Department

Past Fire District Commissioner

EMT

Fire Police-23 years active


Deborah A. DuBois

June 29, 1965 - May 31, 2010

Member of the Smyrna Fire Dept.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Former Smyrna Fire Dept. Emergency Squad Captain

Former President of the Smyrna Fire Dept. Auxiliary

1997 Smyrna Squad Member of the Year

Former President of the Chenango Co. Auxiliary


Donald B. Johnson

November 25, 1944 - February 5, 2011

Member of the New Berlin Fire Department

Past Chief

Past Assistant Chief


Lawrence H. Beckwith

August 11, 1946 - March 6, 2011

Life Member of the Mc.Donough Fire Department

35 year active member

Past Chief

Past Assistant Chief

Past President


CARL BURK

Passed Away December 30, 2012

South New Berlin Fire Department

27 years Active Status

Past Chief

Past Assistant Chief

Past Captain


FOSTER BULLIS

December 30, 1932 - January 22, 2012

Member Afton Fire Department

Member Afton Emergency Squad


JOYCE TEFFT

July 6, 1955 - January 25, 2013

Member McDonough Fire Department

Member McDonough Emergency Squad

Member Oxford Emergency Squad


GEORGE SPRAUGE

Passed away February 13, 2013

Member of the Borden Hose Company-Mt.Upton Fire Department


ELLERY "Doc" DeBOER

February 27, 1935 - February 23, 2013

Life Member of the South NewBerlin Fire Department

59 years Active member

Fire Police Captain

Fire District Commissioner

Member of the Chenango County Fire Police Assn.

FASNY Member

Member of the Chenango County Firefighter's Assn.


NORMAN JONES

May 23, 1936 - April 15, 2013

51 Year Member Alert Hose Company, Norwich Fire Department

Member of the Norwich Emergency Squad

Past Captain - Norwich Emergency Squad


RAYMOND BURT

April 21, 1925 - April 17, 2013

59 Year Member of the South Otselic Fire Department


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