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Recognizing Ex-Chief Charlie Bullock Jr of the Central Nyack Fire Company for Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and we would like to recognize Ex-Chief Charlie Bullock Jr of the Central Nyack Fire Company, who was the first African American Fire Chief in Rockland County history.

In April Bullock, along with his wife and daughter passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

Chief Bullock was a 50+ year member of the Central Nyack Fire Department, Served as Chief 1978-1979, Life member of the RCVFA joining in 1971, member Rockland County Fire Chief’s Association, Honorary Member Jackson Engine Co. #3 Nyack, NYS Association Fire Chief’s.

Charlie was a former Clarkstown Police Department officer , NYS Park Police Officer and a Retired New York State Police Trooper. After retirement, he worked at Costco in Nanuet, and was one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. In April a procession was held outside of his home in Piermont. It was one of the most powerful displays of respect we have ever witnessed. You can view our tribute video below.

 

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Rockland’s Amiel D’Auria Celebrates 100th Birthday

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NYACK, NY –  Nyack Fire Department Honorary Battalion Chief Amiel D’Auria celebrates his Happy 100th Birthday!

Amiel is an 80 year Life Member of Chelsea Hook & Ladder Company # 2, joining in July of 1942. Amiel was recently honored by the Rockland County Volunteer Firefighters Association for his 80 years of service. Happy 100th Birthday Amiel!

Photo credit – Rockland Fires

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Tappan Zee Bridge lit Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Tappan Zee Bridge lit Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Join us as we remember those taken by this disease, admire the survivors, and support those still fighting.

Photo by Laura Kibala

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