GN Firefighters Honored With Firematic Awards

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Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum with members of the Vigilant Fire Company including Chief Josh Forst and Fire Captain Laurence Jacobs
Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum with members of the Vigilant Fire Company including Chief Josh Forst and Fire Captain Laurence Jacobs

Nassau County Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum visited the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center in Garden City on April 27 for the Nassau County Fire Commission Annual Firematic Awards Ceremony.

Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum with members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department including Chief Mark Kiess
Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum with members of the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department including Chief Mark Kiess

Prior to the ceremony, Birnbaum presented citations to the Alert Fire Department, the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire Department and the Vigilant Fire Company in recognition of their efforts to save a woman who was pinned to her bed due to a fallen tree on her Great Neck home.

Alert Fire Department Former Chief and Board Member Ron Campbell, Chief James E. Neubert, Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum and Second Assistant Chief John Purcell
Alert Fire Department Former Chief and Board Member Ron Campbell, Chief James E. Neubert, Legislator Ellen W. Birnbaum and Second Assistant Chief John Purcell

The Vigilant Fire Company was also recognized for their efforts to rescue a woman who fell on the railroad tracks by the Great Neck Train Station.

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