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Time for the Annual Fire Fighters’ Parade
On Friday, May 31st, the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Fighters’ parade. The parade will begin at 7:00 PM and will include more than 25 visiting fire departments and their bands and apparatus. Participating in the parade as our special guest will be a contingent from Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co. in Connecticut. We invite all of our residents to turn out and honor these courageous first responders who endured an unspeakable tragedy last December. The parade will proceed along Bedford Road from the Mount Pleasant Public Library at Romer Avenue and will follow through Memorial Plaza to Manville Road, Grove Street and Edgewood Avenue, and end at the Washington Avenue firehouse. There is no rain date.
Pancake Breakfast to Benefit the Wounded Warrior Project
On Sunday, April 28, 2013 the Pleasantville Fire Department Membership Committee will be hosting a pancake breakfast to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The breakfast will be held at the Pleasantville Fire Department Headquarter located at 75 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, New York 10570. The event is schedule to run from 9:00am to 12:00pm and there is a suggested donation of $7 for Adults and $3 for Children, which will go to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that strives “To honor and empower wounded warriors.” As of January 1, 2013 the Wounded Warrior Project has helped 27,492 veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound while serving after September 11, 2001.
Please join the Pleasantville Fire Department for a morning of good food and good conversation as we show support and raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Pleasantville FD Members Face Heat at Chili Cook-Off
On Sunday, March 4th members of the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department participated in a department wide chili cook-off run by the departments Membership Committee. The main purpose behind the Membership Committee is to recruit and retain members and to keep department moral at high level; This years chili cook-off did just that.
The event attracted 50 or so department members and their families who came to support their chili and enjoy a nice relaxing Sunday. The event also brought three judges whom volunteered their Sunday afternoons to help declare the chili cook-off winners. Judging the event were Paul Egensteiner, the Department Chaplain, Uncle Al, friend of the Department and Karla Sisto, owner of the Thornwood Ale House.
Members from the department spent the weekend at their homes preparing their fiery chili recipes for display and tasting at the cook-off. Participating members had to prepare enough chili for the three judges and for sampling by the crowd. All participating chili dishes had to be dropped off at Fire Headquarters on Washington Avenue by 1:00pm.
Judging of the 12 chili dishes that were submitted kicked off around 1:30pm and by 2:00pm, after some re-tasting, the judges had declared three winners and the crowd had chosen their favorite. Firefighter and Chairman of the Membership Committee Daniel Cultice took first place with his Ohio style chili, Fire Department Band member, Marcanne Michael, took second place with her traditional chili and Firefighter Madison Martineau took Third Place with his hot and meaty version of the dish. The crowd chose Firefighter Martineau’s chili recipe as the cook-offs winner of the “Fan Favorite” title.
Though few and far between, events like this are vital to keeping department moral at a level necessary to provide the community with the best protection possible.
Auxiliary Fire Service Celebrates 10 Years
At a ceremony with the commissioners of the Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, the Auxiliary proudly received a plaque commemorating their 10th year of valuable service to the department.
April 28: Pancake Breakfast
May 11: Apparatus Inspection
May 18: Pleasantville day
May 31: Fire Department Parade