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Village of Homer and Homer Fire Department Recognize Years of Service


The Village of Homer and the Homer Fire Department recognized years of service to members of the Homer Fire Department on Tuesday, November 29th.

Pins were given to each member of the fire department at 5 year increments of service all the way up to 60 years of service. Pins will be awarded again in April, every year, for 5 year increments.

Deputy Mayor of the Village of Homer Pat Clune spoke before Charles Ford called out the name and years of service of each firefighter eligible for a pin. The pins will be displayed on members Class A uniforms above the 911, for members who do not have a Class A uniform, the pin will go below the Homer symbol.

“This has been something that has been years in the process to get to you guys and gals. As volunteers, you don’t get as much recognition as I think you should get. The amount of time and dedication you guys spend to make sure that we have a fire department such as ours is immeasurable.” Deputy Mayor to the Village of Homer Pat Clune said.

The Homer Fire Department covers an area about 125 square miles made up with the Village of Homer, Town of Homer, Town of Scott, and parts of Cortlandville. The fire department operates from one station located in Downtown Homer.

“This is just a small token of appreciation for the service that you all do for our community and it is absolutely with a lot of heart that we present this to you in gratitude.” Clune continued.

A complete list of members and their years of service can be found below:

5 years:
– Jeremy Barber
– Nate Borst
– Taylor Fairbanks
– Damon Ford
– Cody Johnson
– Bob Johnson (Hose 2)
– Paul LeFever
– Don Mudge
– Jennifer Parker
– Nate Parker
– Chris Romano
– Nate Stockwin
– Bill Wood

10 years:
– Adam Burhans
– Heather Martin
– Brian Ponticello
– Jay Riley
– Doug Van Etten

15 years:
– Randy McKay

20 years:
– Steve Hayes
– Kathy Keegan

25 years:
– Nick Card
– Kenneth Ford
– Mike Harter
– Don Hurteau

30 years:
– Chad Barber
– Thom Cornell
– Bruce Crandall
– Charlie Ford
– Phil Hess
– Gordon Ivory
– Tim Maxson
– Mike Niehus
– Chad Wakula
– Greg Wakula

35 years:
– Rich Elmer, Sr.
– Doug Seaman

45 years:
– Dave Barber
– Mahlon Irish, Jr.
– Bob Johnson (Hose 3)
– Mike Keegan
– Ralph Thornton

50 years:
– Mahlon Irish, Sr.
– Gary McEuen

60 years:
– Jack Garvey

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