Members of the Alert Junior Firefighters of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company recently participated in the 15th Annual Long Island Volunteer Firefighter’s Day at the FASNY Firemen’s Home in Hudson, NY. This is the first time that they made the trip back to the home since the pandemic. The Firemen’s Home, located on the banks of the Hudson River, overlooks the beautiful Catskill Mountains and is a residential healthcare facility dedicated to the care of New York State volunteer firefighters.
The Juniors, along with other junior firefighters from all over Long Island, marched in a special parade for the residents of the Home. The weather was sunny and clear as the residents sat outside and clapped and cheered as the parade went by. Afterwards, the Juniors visited the FASNY Museum of Firefighting, located on the grounds of the Firemen’s Home.
The Junior Firefighters program of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company is for young adults between the ages of 12 and 17. The Juniors meet twice a month and receive training in First Aid, CPR, fire safety and participate in other firefighting drills and activities. For more information about the program or becoming a member, please visit www.alertfd.org
—Submitted by the
Great Neck Alert Fire Company