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Hose 4 donates funds to area fire companies

On Oct. 14, Murray Hose Volunteer Fire Company Officers met with representatives from our areas Volunteer Companies. The Volunteer Companies were presented a check from Hose 4 to use for building repairs, equipment or volunteer recruitment. Photo with Dunkirk Engine 4, from left are: Murray Hose 4 President Robert Henderson; Representing East Dunkirk Fire Company President Juan Pagan; East Dunkirk Fire Company Fire Chief Kyle Damon; West Dunkirk Fire Company second Assistant Fire Chief Jason Ziegler; Fredonia Fire Company Third Assistant Fire Chief Charles Ortolano; Sheridan Fire Company Second Assistant Chief Thomas Kolassa Jr.; Chautauqua County Fire Police Coordinator Terry Grisenti; Murray Hose 4 Treasurer Kenneth Ludwiszewski. Murray Hose Company 4 Volunteer Fire Company voted to disband earlier this year for lack of younger firefighters. Their last meeting was Nov. 1 at the Dunkirk Station 4 Fire Hall meeting room. Hose 4 is the last of the great Volunteer Fire Company era. Gone but not forgotten are Pioneer Hook & Ladder, Dunkirk Hose Company 1, Citizens Hose Company 2, Anson Hose Company 3 and Murray Hose Company 4. Thanks to the Dunkirk Historical Society on Washington Avenue in Dunkirk, much of the memorabilia from these great volunteer companies lives on.

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