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Neversink Eng #1 - First Thu
 27 Orange Street        858-4011

Delaware Eng #2  -  First Wed
22 Hammond Street 858-4022

Fowler Rescue #3 -  First Tue
24 Hammond Street     858-4033

Howard Wheat Eng #4 - Last Wed
31 Owen Street 858-4044

 Excelsior Eng #5  -  Third Wed
 143 W. Main Street      858-4055

 Tri-States Hose #6  -  First Thu
       257 E. Main Street      858-4066

Maghogomoch H&L - 1st Tues
5 Orange Street 858-4077

Excelsior Eng #5 - Last Tue
141 W. Main Street      858-4088
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 Port Jervis Fire Department

20 Hammond Street
PO Box 1002
    Port Jervis, NY  12771  

Email: pjfire@citlink.net
          

         

                         Chief: Jeffrey Rhoades
                       1st Assistant:  Frank Fuller III     -   2nd Assistant: Dominic Cicalese
Treasurer:  David Claisse   -   Secretary:  Richard Drew

Deputy Chief 1: Joseph Kowal   -   Deputy Chief 2: James W. Rohner
 Chaplain:  Rev. George Hafemann

 




OUR MISSION STATEMENT
  
The Port Jervis Fire Department is dedicated to safeguarding the lives, property,
and environment of our community through exceptional services in education,
preparedness, prevention and prompt response to emergency incidents.

 

 


The Port Jervis Fire Department consists off nearly 340 dedicated volunteer members.
There are 5 fire stations located strategically within the the city limits.
The Port Jervis Fire Department's vehicle apparatus consists off four pumpers,
a Squrt articulating boom, an aerial ladder truck, a Rescue & Salvage truck,
a Fire Police vehicle, two river rescue boats, and three Chief's vehicles. 
We have a High Angle Rescue team and other specialized teams.
 
One of the highlights of the fire department is its annual Fireman's Day Parade,
which we are told is the oldest continuous fireman's parade in the US.
In 2014 we are celebrating our 164th parade.



2014 PJFD
164th Annual  Fireman's Inspection Parade
Flyer


Thank you to all the companies and others
that came to our parade
and made it the parade to "go to" once
again.

Hope to see you next year....


2015
PJFD INSPECTION DAY PA
RADE


will be
July 11, 2015

Mark your calendars



Fire & Emergency Management Committee

 meets on the 3rd Monday of each month
around 6:30PM, right after DPW meeting
at the Municipal Building









SAFETY VESTS

There are Safety Vests
on all PJFD Apparatus

They must be used whenever

any PJFD firefighter
is in a roadway

 


 FIRE SAFETY GUIDE


During a Tornado

TORNADO  INFORMATION...

Signs of an Approaching Storm

Photo of approaching storm.Some tornadoes strike rapidly, without time for a tornado warning, and sometimes without a thunderstorm in the vicinity. When you are watching for rapidly emerging tornadoes, it is important to know that you cannot depend on seeing a funnel: clouds or rain may block your view. The following weather signs may mean that a tornado is approaching:

  • A dark or green-colored sky
  • A large, dark, low-lying cloud
  • Large hail
  • A loud roar that sounds like a freight train

If you notice any of these weather conditions, take cover immediately, and keep tuned to local radio and TV stations or to a NOAA weather radio.

NOAA Weather Radio
NOAA weather radios are the best way to receive warnings from the National Weather Service. By using a NOAA weather radio, you can receive continuous updates on all the weather conditions in your area. The range of these radios depends on where you live, but the average range is 40 miles. The radios are sold in many stores. The National Weather Service recommends buying a radio with a battery backup (in case the power goes off) and a tone-alert feature that automatically sounds when a weather watch or warning is issued.

Sighting a Funnel Cloud

If you see a funnel cloud nearby, take shelter immediately (see the following section for instructions on shelter). However, if you spot a tornado that is far away, help alert others to the hazard by reporting it to the newsroom of a local radio or TV station before taking shelter as described later. Use common sense and exercise caution: if you believe that you might be in danger, seek shelter immediately.

Taking Shelter

Your family could be anywhere when a tornado strikes--at home, at work, at school, or in the car. Discuss with your family where the best tornado shelters are and how family members can protect themselves from flying and falling debris.

The key to surviving a tornado and reducing the risk of injury lies in planning, preparing, and practicing what you and your family will do if a tornado strikes. Flying debris causes most deaths and injuries during a tornado. Although there is no completely safe place during a tornado, some locations are much safer than others.

At Home

Pick a place in the home where family members can gather if a tornado is headed your way. One basic rule is AVOID WINDOWS. An exploding window can injure or kill.

The safest place in the home is the interior part of a basement. If there is no basement, go to an inside room, without windows, on the lowest floor. This could be a center hallway, bathroom, or closet.

For added protection, get under something sturdy such as a heavy table or workbench. If possible, cover your body with a blanket, sleeping bag, or mattress, and protect your head with anything available--even your hands. Avoid taking shelter where there are heavy objects, such as pianos or refrigerators, on the area of floor that is directly above you. They could fall though the floor if the tornado strikes your house.

In a Mobile Home

Photo of mobile homes.DO NOT STAY IN A MOBILE HOME DURING A TORNADO. Mobile homes can turn over during strong winds. Even mobile homes with a tie-down system cannot withstand the force of tornado winds.

Plan ahead. If you live in a mobile home, go to a nearby building, preferably one with a basement. If there is no shelter nearby, lie flat in the nearest ditch, ravine, or culvert and shield your head with your hands.

If you live in a tornado-prone area, encourage your mobile home community to build a tornado shelter.

On the Road

The least desirable place to be during a tornado is in a motor vehicle. Cars, buses, and trucks are easily tossed by tornado winds.

DO NOT TRY TO OUTRUN A TORNADO IN YOUR CAR. If you see a tornado, stop your vehicle. Do not get under your vehicle.

Outdoors

Do the following if you are caught outside during a tornado and there is no adequate shelter immediately available:

  • Avoid areas with many trees.
  • Protect your head with an object or with your arms.

Long-Span Buildings

A long-span building, such as a shopping mall, theater, or gymnasium, is especially dangerous because the roof structure is usually supported solely by the outside walls. Most such buildings hit by tornados cannot withstand the enormous pressure. They simply collapse.

If you are in a long-span building during a tornado, stay away from windows. Get to the lowest level of the building--the basement if possible--and away from the windows.

If there is no time to get to a tornado shelter or to a lower level, try to get under a door frame or get up against something that will support or deflect falling debris. For instance, in a department store, get up against heavy shelving or counters. In a theater, get under the seats. Remember to protect your head.

Office Buildings, Schools, Hospitals, Churches, and Other Public Buildings

Extra care is required in offices, schools, hospitals, or any building where a large group of people is concentrated in a small area. The exterior walls of such buildings often have large windows.

Do the following if you are in any of these buildings:

  • Move away from windows and glass doorways.
  • Go to the innermost part of the building on the lowest possible floor.
  • Do not use elevators because the power may fail, leaving you trapped.
  • Protect your head and make yourself as small a target as possible by crouching down.

Shelter for People with Special Needs

Advance planning is especially important if you require assistance to reach shelter from an approaching storm (see specific instructions in the next section).

  • If you are in a wheelchair, get away from windows and go to an interior room of the house. If possible, seek shelter under a sturdy table or desk. Do cover your head with anything available, even your hands.
  • If you are unable to move from a bed or a chair and assistance is not available, protect yourself from falling objects by covering up with blankets and pillows.
  • If you are outside and a tornado is approaching, get into a ditch or gully. If possible, lie flat and cover your head with your arms.



2013  OFFICERS

Captain
1st Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
Engine 1 William Brewster
Preston Kinzel
Caitlin Cardone
Engine 2
Thomas Snyder
Robert Padgett, Jr Kenneth Howell
Rescue 3
Anthony Roberts
Robert Padgett, Sr
Randall Aber
Engine 4 Michael Jergensen
Joseph Rennish Tyler Kowinsky
Engine 5 Michael Aumick
James Fuller
Anthony Fuller
Engine 6 George Padgett,  Jr
Christopher Richert Jeffrey Martin
Hook & Ladder
Daniel Lewis Justin Worden
Rob Worden, Jr.


Captain 1st Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant
Fire Police
Victor Valentin
Ed Pavlich, Jr.
Anthony Roberts
Dive Squad




Port Jervis Fire Department Membership  as of 7/7/14

 
Maghogomock Hook & Ladder

Daniel Lewis
Captain
 
Justin Worden
First Lieutenant
 
Robert Worden, Jr.
Second Lieutenant
 
Firefighters - 43 Company Total
 
Andrew Aumick,
Stephen Braun,
Derek Brunelle,
David Case,
David J.Claisse,
Victor J. Claisse, Jr.,
Victor J. Claisse, Sr.,
Richard Coffill,
Kevin Cunningham,
Robert Donahue,
Arthur A. Elson, Sr.,
Richard Finan,
Rocco Giovanniello, 
Eugene Hughes,
Robert Hicks, Jr.,
Joshua Jacobs,
Chad Kidney,
Christopher W. Kidney,
Wayne E. Kidney,
Amanda L. Kolk,
John Kowal,
Joseph Kowal, Jr.,
Joseph Kowal, Sr.,
Daniel Lewis,
Gary Lopriore,
Peter Maillet,
Scott J. Morris,
Michael Petronio,
Robert Pierson,
Donald Reiff,
James Ruark,
Harley J. Scherman,
Peter Tomasi,
Steven R. Turner,
Ronald Van Auken,
Chris VanHouten,
Frances Westfall,
John Westfall,
Nathan Westfall,
Wayne Wood,
Anthony J. Woolsey,
Justin Worden,
Robert Worden,
Robert Worden, Jr.,
William J. Worden

 
Delaware Engine #2

Neversink Engine #1

William Brewster
Captain
 
Preston Kinzel
First Lieutenant
 
David Moore, Jr.
Second Lieutenant
 
Firefighters - 66 Company Total

Robert Barber,
George Belcher, Jr.,
George Belcher, Sr.,
Jeffrey Bodensieck,
Justin Brewster (JM), 
William D. Brewster,
Robert D. Cassidy,
Joseph N. Cox,
Joseph Curtis,
Diane DeGroat,
Daved DeLaCruz ,
George R. Haas,
 Donald Hannigan,
Fred R. Harding,
Bruno Walter Hartmann II,
Ralph R. Hessberger,
Dennis Horner, Sr.,
Jerry Lee Horner,
James H. Kinzel, Jr.,
Preston Kinzel,
Tyler Kinzel,
Peter N. Kowal,
Steven Kolvenbach,
Robert A. Launt,
Robert G. Mason,
Senie M. Mason,
Lyn Mason,
Helen Mason,
Francis May,
Wayne McBride,
William McCann,
Thomas McKeon,
David Mills,
Robert J. Mills,
David D. Moore,
David D. Moore, Jr.,
Matthew Moore,
 Gary W. Morgan,
Christopher M. Morock,
Lawrence Murray,
James H. Ranich,
James Reilly,
Jeffrey S. Rhoades,
Lloyd Rhoades,
Stephen Rhoades,
Scott Robinson,
Gregory Robinson,
James W. Rohner, Jr.,
James W. Rohner III, 
Tracie Rohner,
Adam P. Scopino, Jr.,
Richard Senkiew,
John P. Shannon,
John P. Shannon, Jr.,
John Shimer,
David C. Smith,
Lester Smith,
Annette Smith,
 Richard Speaker,
Brent Spoonhower,
Burton W. Struble,
Anthony Trivino,
Victor Valentin,
Russell Von Sauers,
Jason Ward


Delaware Engine #2


Thomas Snyder
Captain
 
Robert Padgett, Jr.
First Lieutenant
 
Kenneth Howell
Second Lieutenant

Firefighters - 70 Company Total

George Bush,
Harry Babcock II,
Michael J. Canfield, Jr.,
Dominic Cicalese,
Rosario Cala,
Francis
Clune,
Kenneth Cutler,
Joshua Davies,
Riley Delaney,
 Matthew Dloughy,
Christopher Esposito,

James Farr,
John B. Farr,
Joseph J. Farr,
Frank H. Felter,
Leslie Fox,
Jessica  Furman,
Robert
Furman,
Richard Galloway,
Jack I. Glick,
Brendan Hess,
Josh Hicks,
Robert W. Hicks,
Eric Hipsman,

Kenneth Howell,
Ryan Innella,
Daniel Kurtz,
James Lamsden,
Dan Loeb,
Barry T. Long,
Kevin
McConnell,
Charles D. McBride, Jr.,
Dylan McCarthy,
Kevin McCullough,
Nicholas McKeon,
Robert Murray, Jr.,
Joseph
Michulski,
Joseph Mills,
Timothy Mills,
Joseph Maldonado, Jr.,
 William Morgan,
Alan J. Mosher,

Jeffrey Mosher,
Michael Ogrodnick,
Gerald Oney, Jr.,
Neel Patel,
Robert Padgett, Jr.,
Edward
Pavlich, Jr.,
Joseph Pena,
Rocco Petito,
Daniel Pflanz, Sr.,
Gary Predmore,
Robby Predmore,
Sidney
Quick, Jr.,
Edward Reck,
David J. Rivera, Jr.,
Jerry Sacco,
Patricia Sardina,
Stephen Sardina,
 David
C. Simmons,
Douglas W. Smith,
Thomas Snyder,
Bryce Sotelo,
Michael J. Sobolewski,
Wendy
Thomas,
Ralph D. Tidd, Jr.,
 Pat Trotta, Jr.,
Daniel Vankleeck,
Michael K. Winters,
John Zachry, Jr.



Fowler Rescue & Salvage #3
 
Anthony Roberts
Captain
 
Robert Padgett, Sr.
First Lieutenant
 
Randy Aber
Second Lieutenant
 
Firefighters - 38 Company Total
 
Tammy Aber,
Randy Aber,
Roseann Aber,
Richard Amato,
Michael Amato,
Stanley Buczek,
Mark J. Clavelli,
Clare Clune,
Daniel Clune,
Donald Clune,
Henry Conklin,
Jennifer Conklin,
Jerry D. Enright,
Thomas Enright,
Ronald Eyth,
Alexander Grech,
Russell Grech, Jr.,
Michael Hill,
Michael Latini, Jr.,
Michael Nason,
Robert Padgett, Sr.,
Michael Petitti,
Russell Potter,
Frederick Prohira,
Michael E. Reilly,
Anthony Roberts,
Henry R. Roberts,
Jeffrey Rohrer,
Robert Rombousek,
Gerald Sacco, Jr.,
Peter J. Sigreto,
Mark Thornton,
Robert C. Tripp,
Joseph Trotta,
Robert Waligroski,
 Melvin Watson,
Anthony Ziffino, Jr.


Howard Wheat Engine #4

Michael Jergensen

Captain
 
Joseph Rennish
First Lieutenant
 
Tyler Kowinsky
Second Lieutenant
 
Firefighters - 31 Company Total

Gerald Acton,
Charles Baumgardner,
Michael Cicalese,
Henry H. Dunn, III,
Keegan T. Dunn,

Jeffrey W. Ewing, Jr.,
 Jeffrey W. Ewing, Sr.,
Raymond Finch,
 Mark R. Fuller, Jr.,
Earl J. Garrity,
Harry
T. Galanakis, Jr.,
James Gill,
John Gushue,
Harold V. Howlett,
Michael R. Jergensen,
Catherine
Kaufman,
Lester King,
Michael Kowinsky,
Tyler R. Kowinsky,
George M. Kurtz,
Daniel Kurtz,
Barry Longwell, Sr.,
Kevin J. McKeon,
Morgan Mosher,
Joseph J. Rennish,

Tristan Richter,
 Stanley B. Siegel,
Arthur F. Smith,
William VanHorn,
Travis Wildrick,

William H. Young, Jr.


 

 

 

Excelsior Engine #5

Michael Aumick
Captain
 
James Fuller
First Lieutenant
 
Anthony Fuller
Second Lieutenant
 
Firefighters - 52 Company Total

Vincent Atkinson,
John L. Allen, Jr.,
John L. Allen, Sr.,
Scott Armstrong,
Aaron Aumick,
Michael Aumick,
Christian Brown,
Keith K. Brown,
Nicholas DiMarsico,
Richard F. Drew,
Robert Dunn,
John DeVore,
Anthony Fuller,
Edward C. Fuller,
Frank W. Fuller, Jr.,
Frank W. Fuller, Sr.,
Frank W. Fuller, III,
George Fuller,
 James B. Fuller,
James Fuller, Jr.,
Thomas Gallondorn,
Rev. George Hafemann,
Daniel J. Hill,
Michael Hockenberry,
Daren Howlett,
Ronald Kalin,
Denis Livingston,
Ryan Livingston,
Phillip Mieszkuc,
Michael E. Mitchell,
Michael Myers,
Joseph Pagano,
John Pantis,
Stephen Pantis,
William M. Prespare,
Dana Jose’ Presto, Jr.,
 Dana J. Presto, Sr.,
Jack Sardina,
Joseph Scott,
Russell Scott,
Timothy Simmons,
Dennis W. Simmons,
Danny Slover, Jr.,
Patrick Speaker,
Michael Swingle,
William Talmadge,
 Robert E. Thompson,
Kenneth Vance,
Jason Vicchiariello,
Thomas Vicchiariello,
Jeffrey Wehinger,
William Werner,
 William J. Wolfe,
Leigh Wood



Tri-State Company #6


George W. Padgett, Jr.
Captain
 
Christopher Rickert
First Lieutenant
 
Jeffrey Martin
Second Lieutenant
 
Firefighters - 39 Company Total

Dean A. Aumick,
Dennis J. Aumick,
Charles Barton,
Harry Barton,
Andrei Bell,
Charles Bell,
Frank D. Bell,
Richard Card,
Charles Chant,
Allan Cherry,
Craig Cherry,
Brandon S. Cole,
Kelly B. Decker,
David DeGroat,
Harold DeGroat, Jr.,
 Michael Doss,
Gustav Dubies,
Joseph Klimkiewicz,
Nicholas Kinman,
Jeffrey Martin,
Wally Martin, Sr.,
Michael Masanottti,
 George McElroy,
James McGaw, Jr.,
John P. McGown,
James Millspaugh, Jr.,
Camrin Northrop,
Anthony A. Olenick,
Brian Olenick,
John A. Olenick, Sr.,
Richard R. Oppelt,
Jose A. Ortiz,
Edward Pavlich, Sr.,
George Padgett,
Daryl Piatt,
Chistopher Richert,
Richard K. Roberts,
Mark Spradling,
Robert Stempert




The monthly SIREN TEST will take place the 1st Friday of every month at 1:00pm


Port Jervis government email addresses


Kelly Decker portjervismayor@gmail.com
Kevin Cunningham  elrs41@gmail.com
Carl Hendrick cvhendrick@yahoo.com
Bob Ritchie  rritchie@hvc.rr.com
Gerald Oney Jr geraldoneyjr@gmail.com
Robbie Waligroski robwaligroski@frontier.com
Frank Bell fdbell42@yahoo.com
Stan Siegel pjny2@citlink.net

  Robin Waizenegger pjnytreas@citlink.net
Yvonne Duryea  pjnyassessor@citlink.net
Cody Scales pjnymayor2@citlink.net



There is a link to the   Official City Calendar  on the left margin

                                                                            Council Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Mondays
                                        Fire and Emergency Management Committee
                                           Meeting is the 3rd Monday



Take online courses from FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Click on left for EMI Learning Center


CITY-WIDE EMERGENCIES

 In the event of an city-wide emergency such as a flooding event, hurricane, train wreck, etc.

where residents of the area may have to be evacuated or warned about certain dangers,

please tune into Access 23 Television for live reports from the

Mayor's Office and the Emergency Services.


USGS National Water Information System Gauges




Important Phone Numbers

 MAIN NUMBER  845 858-4000

Police Department         Fire Department            Mayor's Office             City Clerk
    856-5101                        858-4099                         858-4017                     858-4014
       Non emergency          Non emergency

Emergency Mgt              Fire Inspector              Public Works                  DPW Info
    858-4030                       858-4020                      858- 4001                        858-6900
 
     Fire Police                    Fire Museum               Water Dept                       Recreation
    858-4096                       856-4100                     858-4009                          858-4045
 
         Assessor                   Training Facility            Juvenile Aid       Housing Authority
858- 4094                        858-4100                       858-4073                856-8621
 
Building Department          Civil Service                     CDA                  Senior Dining
       858-4080                        858-4052                     858-4024                  858-4054
 
Chamber of Commerce    Bon Secours Hospital         Post Office                   DMV
        856-1912                             858-7000                          856-1912                      858-1480 

 

Fire  -  Police  -  Ambulance
and other emergencies

9-1-1




CITY OF PORT JERVIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

2014 GARBAGE SCHEDULE (subject to change)

Garbage and Commingled Recycling pick up is as follows:
1st Ward- Monday                    2nd Ward- Tuesday
3rd Ward- Wednesday            4th Ward- Thursday
 
Cardboard and Paper pick up is as follows:
                    1st Ward- 1st Friday of the month                         2nd Ward- 2nd Friday of the month

                    3rd Ward- 3rd Friday of the month                         4th Ward- 4th Friday of the month


Holiday Schedule

Wednesday January 1st (New Year’s Day) – no pick up
3rd and 4th wards 1 day later- 1st ward cardboard and paper Friday January 3
 
Monday January 20th (Martin L. King, Jr. Birthday) – no pick up
Pick up 1 day later in all wards-4th ward cardboard and paper Friday January 24

Monday February 17th (Presidents’ Day) – no pick up
Pick up 1 day later in all wards-3rd ward cardboard and paper Friday February 21

Monday May 26th (Memorial Day) – no pick up
Pick up 1 day later in all wards

Friday July 4th (Independence Day) – 1st ward cardboard and paper pickup Monday July 7

  Monday September 1st  (Labor Day) – no pick up
Pick up 1 day later in all wards-1st ward cardboard and paper Friday September 5
 
Monday October 13th (Columbus Day) – no pick up
Pick up 1 day later in all wards-3rd ward cardboard and paper Friday October 17

Tuesday November 11th (Veterans’ Day) – no pick up
2nd, 3rd and 4th wards 1 day later – 2nd ward cardboard and paper Friday November 14

Week of November 27th (Thanksgiving week) – 3rd and 4th ward garbage Wednesday November 26
  4th ward cardboard and paper on Monday December 1

 Week of December 22nd (Christmas week) –1st, 2nd and 3rd wards normal schedule
4th ward garbage and paper Friday December 26

Week of December 29th (New Year’s) – 1st, 2nd and 3rd wards normal schedule

4th ward garbage Friday January 2, 2015

1st ward cardboard and paper Friday January 2, 2015

 

** GARBAGE RECEPTACLES MUST NOT EXCEED 35 GALLONS **

** NUMBER OF GARBAGE CANS PER PROPERTY IS LIMITED TO 4 **

              ** ALL BAGS MUST BE IN A CONTAINER- LOOSE BAGS WILL NOT BE PICKED UP **

              ** CANS MUST BE PLACED AT CURBSIDE BY 7:00 am ON SCHEDULED PICKUP DAY **

 

For additional information you may call 858-4001


   

 The Littlest Firefighter 

In Phoenix, Arizona, a 26-year-old mother stared   down at her son who was dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up and fulfill all his dreams. Now that was no longer possible.  The leukemia would see to that.

  But she still wanted her son's dreams to come true. She took her son's hand and asked, "Billy, did you ever think about what  you wanted to be once you grew up? Did you ever  dream and wish what you would do with your life?" 


  Mommy, "I always wanted to be a fireman when I  grew up."  Mom smiled back and said, "Let's see if we can make  your wish come true."
 
  Later that day she went to her local fire department in Phoenix, Arizona, where she met Fireman Bob, who  had a heart as big as Phoenix. She explained her son's final wish and asked if it might be possible to give her six-year-old son a ride around the block on a fire engine.
 
  Fireman Bob said, "Look, we can do better than that. If you'll have your son ready at seven o'clock Wednesday morning, we'll make him an honorary fireman for the whole day. He can come down to the fire station, eat with us, go out on all the fire calls,  the whole nine yards! And if you'll give us his sizes, we'll get a real fire uniform for him, with a real fire  hat-not a toy one-with the emblem of the Phoenix Fire Department on it, a yellow slicker like we wear and rubber boots. They're all manufactured right here in Phoenix, so we can get them fast."
 
  Three days later Fireman Bob picked up Billy, dressed him in his fire uniform and escorted him  from his hospital bed to the waiting hook and  ladder truck. Billy got to sit on the back of the  truck and help steer it back to the fire station.  He was in heaven. There were three fire calls in  Phoenix that day and Billy got to go out on all three calls. He rode in the different fire engines, the paramedic's van, and even the fire chief's car.


  He was also videotaped for the local news program. Having his dream come true, with all the love and  attention that was lavished upon him, so deeply touched Billy that he lived three months longer than any doctor thought possible.
 
  One night all of his vital signs began to drop  dramatically and the head nurse, who believed in  the hospice concept that no one should die alone, began to call the family members to the hospital.  Then she remembered the day Billy had spent as a fireman, so she called the Fire Chief and asked if it would be possible to send a fireman in uniform to the hospital to be with Billy as he made his transition. The chief replied, "We can do better than  that. We'll be there in five minutes. Will you please  do me a favor? When you hear the sirens screaming and see the lights flashing, will you announce over  the PA system that there is not a fire? It's just the  fire department coming to see one of its finest  members one more time. And will you open the  window to his room?" 


  About five minutes later a hook and ladder truck  arrived at the hospital and extended its ladder up  to Billy's third floor open window. 16 firefighters climbed up the ladder into Billy's room. With his  mother's permission, they hugged him and held him and told him how much they loved him.
 
  With his dying breath, Billy looked up at the fire  chief and said, "Chief, am I really a fireman now?"  "Billy, you are, and the Head Chief, Jesus,

is  holding your hand," the chief said. With those words,  Billy smiled and said, "I know, He's been holding my hand all day, and the angels

 have been singing." 

                                                                                      He closed his eyes one last time.

 

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