Volunteer Recognition Park
September 10, 2012 - In 2006 Town of Saratoga Supervisor Thomas N. Wood III established a committee to recognize the enduring importance of the town’s firefighters and EMS workers by developing a memorial to commemorate, honor, and interpret their history, a separate memorial to fallen firefighters and EMS workers, a memento for the volunteers to show the appreciation of the town, and other recruitment, retention and recognition tools.
The work of this committee under the most recent leadership of Sherry Doubleday, town Emergency Services Coordinator, has seen the completion of the new Volunteer Recognition Park. The park dedication and official opening ceremony held on the evening of September 10, 2012 in a short service prior to the town board meeting. The park is located on the Spring St. side of the town office building.
The Volunteer Recognition Park consists of memorial bricks, a steel beam from the World Trade Center, park benches honoring each of the four emergency services that provide service in the town and a firefighter statue in honor of Schuyler Hose FF Brian D. Myers Sr. who died in the line of duty on January 1, 1997 at Prospector’s Restaurant fire in the town of Saratoga.
Schuyler Hose has been represented on the committee by Past Chief Richard Drew and Past President Joseph Turcotte Sr.
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