Tag Archives: Company President

Whitehall firehouse a swirl of activity

There isn’t a fire department in Washington County that’s been more active than the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company. “We’ve responded to over 500 calls when you factor in the first responders,” company president Brian Brooks said. “That’s more than any other department in Washington County. We’ve also responded to more structure fires than any department […]

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Fire company president to speak to Srs.

Brian Brooks, president of the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company, will speak with Whitehall area seniors during the next dinner meeting at 5 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Senior Center. Brooks will speak about fire safety for seniors and also about the merger of the two fire departments last year. Following his presentation he will […]

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Village board unhappy: Skenesborough Fire Company fails to turn in report

The Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company failed to provide the village board with documents detailing its operations despite a request from village officials to do so. The village requested that both the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company and the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company provide numerous documents by Tuesday’s village board meeting and while Whitehall complied, Skenesborough did […]

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Town changes first responder contract

By Derek Liebig   The Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company will begin providing first-response medical services in town after a Town Board vote took the contract away from the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company. The board voted, 4-1, on Nov. 9, to remove a $3,500 contract with Skenesborough and will shift it to the Whitehall company. The […]

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Skenesborough votes not to dissolve; town move in question

After months of careful consideration and internal debate, the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company has decided not to dissolve. Michael Putorti confirmed late Monday afternoon that members had voted against dissolving but declined further comment because he had resigned his position as chief following the vote, citing his belief that the department should have dissolved and […]

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Firefighters bring message to students

 Last Thursday, kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students atWhitehalltook a break from their reading, writing and arithmetic lessons to learn a few lessons that could perhaps save their life one day. About a dozen firefighters from the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company presented a lesson in being prepared and knowing what to do during a fire as part […]

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Board considering tax-cap override

The town board discussed a local law that would override the state’s tax cap which prevents municipalities from increasing the tax levy by more than two percent in a given year. The board proposed the law at their monthly board meeting on Oct. 12. The law, if it’s approved, would give the town the right […]

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Jamboree fails to draw crowds

A perfect storm of factors derailed the planned fundraising concert for the Hook & Ladder Fire Company and has fire company officials questioning the future of the event. The inaugural run of the Country Music Jamboree failed to meet anyone’s expectations as the number of patrons from Friday night and Saturday totaled fewer than 50 […]

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Town discusses firehouse clause

By Keith Lobdell It’s the ol’ “double-reverter.” The Whitehall Town Council talked about its resolved move to the Skenesborough Volunteer Fire Company and the matter of whom the property should go to if the fire company were to no longer exist during its Nov. 10 meeting. Under the current deed, the property would revert back […]

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$15K needed to run

WVFC needs increase to keep functioning It’s $15,000 or bust. That was the message that Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company President Brian Brooks had for members of the Whitehall Town Board during their Oct. 4 preliminary budget workshop. “We are respectfully asking for an increase of $15,000 of funding from the town,” said Brooks. “We want […]

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