"They have run into burning buildings, pried apart wrecked cars, pumped out immeasurable basements, provided search and rescue in times of calm and storm, rushed countless sick or injured residents to the hospital, answered thousands of false alarms with the same urgency as if each one was real and provided good cheer in the holidays to thousands of children over the years..."
Hastings-on-Hudson Mayor Peter Swiderski presented the Fire Department with a proclamation Sunday citing this week, through September 15, as 'Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department Week" in the village, "because a day simply won't do."
Sunday marked the first of what Andrus on Hudson Executive Director Betsy Biddle said she hopes will become an annual tradition—a barbecue for the village's fire and ambulance corps responders and their families.
"A lot of their work is so behind-the-scenes," Biddle told Patch. "We wanted the firemen and their families to come, enjoy and feel appreciated."