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Hastings-on-Hudson FD Holds Annual Inspection
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By 1st LT Bryan Healy
September 22, 2023

On September 22, 2023, the Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department held their annual inspection at Westchester Manor. The inspection allows village officials and other dignitaries the opportunity to review the equipment, membership and apparatus of the all-volunteer fire department.

Remarks were offered by Mayor Nicola Armacost, Chief of Police David Dosin, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, County Legislator David Imamura and State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. Fire Department Chaplain Father Douglas Crawford of St. Matthew R.C. Church provided the invocation.

Westchester County Volunteer Firefighters’ Association president Angela Outhouse was in attendance and presented Edwin Usher with a 50-year certificate of membership in the WCVFA.

Members who achieved milestones in service to the department were recognized, as well as members who joined the department in the past 12 months.

Additionally, the department recognized Deputy Chief Robert Russak and Deputy Chief James Sarfaty with a Chief’s Award for their continued dedication and service to the fire department, especially in regards to the annual Memorial Day observances with Fleet Week.

Lt. Daniel Mansdorf from Riverview Manor Hose Company was honored with the Firefighter of the Year Award for his dedication to the department and the numerous training courses and drills he has organized over the past year.

The Mathew Kavanah Lifesaving Award was presented to the following individuals for the supreme effort shown at an emergency response in May 2023 which resulted in a woman’s life being saved: Sean Gunther (Firefighter and EMS crew member), Cathy Gunther (EMT), Ernest Ostro (EMT), Sabine Reichart (EMT), David Chen (Firefighter), Norman Vanamee (Firefighter) and Thomas Gunther (Firefighter and Police Officer).

Finally, the late Village Justice Joseph DiSalvo was posthumously recognized as an honorary fire chief for his many decades of service to the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson. Accepting the award on his behalf was Julia DiSalvo Drake, daughter of Judge DiSalvo and wife of Ex-Captain Tom Drake of Riverview Manor Hose Company.

Years of Service Recognition

20+ Years of Service: Bradley Driggers (21), Brian Schnibbe (21), Tom Woods (21), Michael Melvin (22), Bill Kennedy (22), Mike Neczesny (22), Robert Gagliardi (22), James Wassmann (24)
25+ Years of Service: Robert Cadoux (25), Lary Greiner (25), Steve Horelick (25), Andrew Sherman (25), Charles Minozzi (26), James Sarfaty (27), Nicholas Frascone (27), Ronald Paquete (28), Michael Adair (29), Ken Korzeniowski Jr. (29)
30+ Years of Service: Robert Simmonds Sr. (31), Cris DiBenedeto (32), Thomas Drake (32), Richard Dosin (33), Billy Osborn (35), Frank DeSouza (36), Jerry Daley (39), Peter Gunther (39)
40+ Years of Service: Corky Soderstrom (40), Edward Usher (40), Jeffrey Bannon (41), Michael Gunther (41), Kent Osborn (41), John Lindner (42), Martin Gunther (43), Ronald Gagliardi (44), Scott Osborn (44), Gregory Bassmann (46), Anthony Gagliardi (46), Robert Russak (48)
50+ Years of Service: Charles Hoffman (54), James Drumm (56), Bruce Aluisio (58), Robert Licht (59), Thomas Paretti (59)
60+ Years of Service: Ernest Grascia Sr. (62), Edwin Usher (62), William Gunther (68)

Top Responders for 2023

Protection Engine Company No. 1: Kent Osborn
Uniontown Hose Company No. 2: Sean Gunther
Riverview Manor Hose Company No. 3: Alan Golds
Hook & Ladder Company No. 1: Joan Dinowitz
Ambulance Corps: Amy Tilipko

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