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Chatham firefighters honored for bravery

Jun 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Amanda Purcell is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media four Chatham firefighters were honored June 15, for their bravery in rescuing several people from a burning apartment complex for seniors and people with disabilities in May 2018. Chief Paul Rideout, Assistant Chief Eric Barnes, Alex Horst and Greg Horst were honored by the American Legion, Department of New York District 3, as the District 3 Firefighting Unit of the Year, and awarded certificates of distinction. The ceremony was held at the Joseph E. Zaloga Post No. 1520 in Albany. Chatham Fire Department was dispatched to the blaze, which broke out in a first-floor apartment of the Chatham Manor Apartments at 18 School St. the morning of May 13, 2018. “The residents of the village of Chatham are very lucky to have such a dedicated and well-trained group of volunteers that risk their lives all while leaving their own families home,” the award presenter said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.
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