Route 10 Will Be Closed In Bath, Next Month
Steuben County Public Works Commish, Eric Rose says that County Route 10 from Windfall Road to Turnpike Road in the Town of Bath will be closed from 8 am Apr. 4 through 3:30 am. Apr. 6. Rose also says, the road will be closed in order to replace pipes and there will not be an off-site detour.
FEMA And HHS Reps, Meet With Local Officials
Recently, Steuben County Mobility Manager Eddie VanStine and Institute of Human Services Director Belinda Hoad, met with officials from Homeland Security and FEMA. At this meeting, they talked about utilizing the Steuben County's 2-1-1 telephone line and also, how to deal with the kinds of blizzards that hit the state, just before Christmas.
Friend Hopes To Change Raise The Age
Big Flats Republican Assemblyman Christopher Friend wants to make changes to the Raise the Age law. The assemblyman says, highly-violent 16 and 17 year old criminal offenders need to go on trial in the Superior Court, not family court. Friend says that in 2021, only about nine percent of 16 and 17 year old offenders arrested for a felony were charged with a felony, for committing homicides, sex offenses, robberies, burglaries, and other serious arrests.
Bath Fire Dept. 2023 Award Winners
The Bath Volunteer Fire Department held their awards dinner Saturday night March 18th. This is the first one since before COVID-19 hit3 years ago in 2020. Many local dignitaries and guest from neighboring fire departments that have assisted Bath throughout 2022 were in attendance. After dinner the awards portion was started with a moment of silence for past chief James Orme who passed away in February with 50 years of service. The following is a list of the awards for 2022.
Firefighter of the Year – Mike Fiordo
Mike started in the department as a junior firefighter and moved up through the ranks as a firefighter, captain and now a chief officer. He has responded to over 3,000 calls through his career in the department to date. He has served as a junior advisor, member of the by-laws and scholarship committees. That doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the fundraisers, training, work details and time put into our great department.
Over the past year he has made 166 calls, served on the executive board (coming up with new ideas), helped write SOP’s (Standard Operating Procedures), helping with our box alarm system and helping to make decisions on what is best for the future direction of our department. Mike has led the training committee making sure that every Tuesday night something is planned, keeping track of all the members OSHA training and physicals. He also leads the new truck committee reaching out to our vendors and putting together specifications to put it out to bid.
Mike has certainly done his job to make Chief Glashauser’s job easier. The chief said “I truly appreciate all the time and effort Mike has done as my and the department’s First Assistant Chief”.
Firefly of the Year – Mandy Fiordo
Each year the women’s auxiliary looks for a member that has gone above and beyond. This year’s Firefly of the Year has done that. She has been a huge help to the organization since she joined. She is detailed oriented and very organized which is something we needed help with. Mandy is at all their meetings and can be seen at all our events.
Due to her commitment to our organization, we run much more smoothly. Mandy does this with a smile on her face no matter what her day consists of.
Years of Service Awards
60 Years – William Hawk
55 Years – Thomas Crossett
50 Years - Mark Murray
35 Years – Jeffery Baroody
30 Years – David Dowdle
25 Years - Patricia Brewer
20 Years – Mike Fiordo, Casey Saltsman
15 Years – David R. DuBois, Justin Smith
10 Years – Kevin Mahnke
5 Years – Krystal Saltsman, Curtis Wininger
1 Year – Sally Brizzee, Levi Hough, Savannah Keen, James Stone II, Preston Skillman
Total Call Milestones
5,000 – Joseph Washburn
4,000 – Ronald Delio
Robert and Rita Award for Outside Training – Hours
1st – Preston Skillman – 83 Hours
2nd – Harry J. Keen – 81 Hours
3rd – Joshua J. Ames – 58 Hours
Robert Brown Award for Outside Training – Classes Attended
1st – Harry J. Keen – 7
2nd – Joshua J. Ames – 4
3rd – Daniel F. Fiordo – 3
Internal Training Hours
1st Harry J. Keen – 90 Hours
2nd Harry E. Keen – 89.75 Hours
3rd John Walczak – 88.75 Hours
1st Jason Causer – 83.5 Hours
2nd Ronald Delio – 81.75 Hours
3rd Brent Hockaday – 75 Hours
1st Matthew Sabins – 77.5 Hours
2nd Wyatt Johnson – 68 Hours
3rd Riley Hess – 39 hours
1st – Daniel Fiordo – 82.25 Hours
2nd Joshua Ames – 76 Hours
3rd Curtis Wininger – 74.75 Hours
Internal Training Hours (continued)
3rd – Matthew Glashauser – 89 Hours
2nd – Michael Fiordo – 94.75 Hours
1st – David Dowdle – 103.75 Hours
1st – Kyle Prutsman – 190
2nd – Harry E. Keen – 189
3rd – Harry J. Keen – 170
1st – Robin Havens – 192
2nd – Ronald Delio – 120
3rd – Brent Hockaday – 89
1st – Matthew Sabins
2nd – Austin Wheatcraft
3rd – Riley Hess
1st – Curtis Wininger – 211 (Most calls by any member)
2nd – Daniel Fiordo – 194
3rd – Joshua Ames – 162
1st – Matthew Glashauster – 184
2nd – Michael Fiordo – 166
3rd – David Dowdle – 156