Celoron man presented with citation for dedication to community

Submitted Photo Pictured are Sen. Catharine Young with Chief Tim Nelson, Assistant Chief Jordy Bailey (10 years of service), Celoron Hose Company Vice President Rose Nelson and Chautauqua County District 15 Legislator Lisa Vanstrom.

CELORON — Senator Catharine Young (R, C, I – 57th District) recognized a Celoron man for volunteering 10 years of service to his community during the Celoron Hose Company annual banquet Saturday.

First Assistant Chief Jordy Bailey has served his community as a member of the department for 10 years.

Senator Young said it takes a strong desire to help others and a tireless sense of community to forsake time with family and friends to serve as a volunteer firefighter.

“For a decade, Jordy has given back to his community as a member of the Celoron Hose Company,” Sen. Young said. “His commitment to the safety of his neighbors is an inspiration and he deserves our thanks and gratitude.”

Sen. Young presented Assistant Chief Bailey with a citation recognizing his achievement and commitment.

“It is an honor to be able to present Jordy with a citation to commemorate his 10 years of service,” Sen. Young said.

Sen. Young also thanked Assistant Chief Bailey’s family for the sacrifices they made and the support they gave him so he could serve the community.

“It takes character to sacrifice so much for the benefit of others,” she said. “The men and women who volunteer to protect us are heroes and they make our community the wonderful place it is to live and raise a family.”

Sen. Young also presented certificates to six other members of the Celoron Hose Company to recognize their 2017 Alarm Milestones.

Alarm Milestone Certificates were presented to:

≤ Kevin Kelsey, 1,000 (1,072 total alarms)

≤ Jamison Justham, 1,500 (1,514 total alarms)

≤ Doug Justham, 1,500 (1,534 total alarms)

≤ Terry Schrecengost, 4,500 (4,688 total alarms)

≤ Rose Nelson, 5,500 (5,603 total alarms)

≤ Ron Brown, 5,500 (5,650 total alarms)