Alexander G. MacDonald

Firefighter Alexander G. MacDonald was elected as an Active Probationary Member on October 27, 2016. He was elected as a Full Active Member on June 29, 2017. Alex received the Kevin M. Shea Participation Award on May 5, 2018 at Inspection ceremonies. Click "Read More" to see the Award Letter.

2018 Chief Kevin M. Shea

Annual Participation Award

This award was created in honor of Chief Shea who suffered a Line of Duty Death on January 24, 2004 while serving as Chief of Department.

It is awarded annually to a Firefighter who shows true Dedication and sets an example of Volunteer Service to the Elsmere Fire Company.The recipient shall show a high level of attendance responding to emergency incidents, participating in weekly department drills, company meetings, special details, and attending outside training courses.

We are very proud of the Elsmere Firefighters that have been honored in memory of Chief Shea since 2005.

This year we want to recognize a member who joined our agency on October 27, 2016, started his initial training December 17, 2016, graduated from NYS OFPC Firefighter I on June 27, 2017.This individual completed their Initial Training Requirements and completed his fire company probation two days later, on June 29, 2017.

Between December 2016 and today he has completed the following courses:

NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control Courses:

Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations

Hazmat First Responder Operations

SCBA Interior Firefighter Operations - Firefighter 1

Firefighter 2

I would like to recognize Alex MacDonald as our 2018 Chief Kevin M. Shea Annual Participation Award recipient.

During 2017 Alex responded to 168 of 406 total incidents, which is 41% of our total number of incidents.In addition to his incident response record, he participated in 36 drills, 6 outside training courses, plus meetings, fund raising activities, fire prevention details, and other miscellaneous activities during 2017.

Alex is currently enrolled in a NYS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Course.This is a very demanding course of nearly 150 hours classroom and clinical training.He is extremely ambitious and has accomplished all of this over a very short period of time.

Congratulations Alex!Well deserved!