The FASNY Firemen’s Home will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary May 19 and 20, 2017. A Committee is actively planning a great weekend for the residents of the Home, its employees and the entire volunteer fire service. We will be dedicating the large Caring Window in the Chapel at the FASNY Firemen’s Home on Friday evening and on Saturday there will be many activities throughout the day.
We recommend that you make your hotel reservations early. There will be a limited number of campsites available on the Home grounds, so please put in your camping request now.
Memorial Service and Caring Window Dedication – May 19, 2017
Through generous donations, the new “Caring Window” will be unveiled during a special dedication ceremony in the Firemen’s Home Chapel. The window symbolizes the dignity and pride in volunteer service, which is at the very heart of what makes the Firemen’s Home special. We hope that the residents and visitors to the Home will see it as a constant reminder of our responsibility to one another to keep the volunteer spirit truly alive.
There’s still time to contribute to the Caring Window. Please consider supporting this project!
Muster – May 20, 2017
The FASNY Museum of Firefighting is reviving the tradition of mustering fire apparatus on the grounds of the FASNY Firemen’s Home! This event will be open to hand-drawn, horse-drawn, motorized not-in-service and motorized in-service apparatus. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.
The Muster Committee is also planning demonstrations and games for the event. There will be tours of the FASNY Firemen’s Home and FASNY Museum of Firefighting along with memorabilia trinkets to commemorate the 125th Anniversary.
The Museum is planning on this being an annual event.
Parade – May 20, 2017
We are partnering with the Hudson Fire Department’s Inspection Day Parade. Any participating apparatus in the Muster can also elect to participate. Participation in the parade is by invitation only to non-muster participants.
The parade route will end at the FASNY Firemen’s Home, and we will roll right from the parade into the Muster.
Banquet – May 20, 2017
On the evening of Saturday, May 20, 2017, the residents of the Firemen’s Home will be served a special Anniversary dinner, including a special Anniversary cake and ice cream.
Also on Saturday evening, there will be a dinner celebrating the 125th Anniversary at Anthony’s Banquet Hall in Leeds. It will be a sit-down dinner with a program to follow.
The original Centennial Anniversary Book has been reprinted, with the addition of an updated section that includes history and many pictures from the last 25 years. These limited-edition books are available for purchase in time for your holiday gift giving needs this year.