FIRST RESPONDERS HONOR PARK
The Park is dedicated to honor and remember First Responders, primarily those who have served in the Tri-County Region of Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung Counties of NY. They are the first to respond to emergencies to save life, limb, and property from harm.
The Tri-County First Responders Honor Park features engraved pavers in walkways and honor beds containing pavers honoring and remembering first responders. There are four honor beds, one each for firefighters, police, medical and rescue/others, respectively. This park honors those who have or are still serving as full-time, part-time or volunteer first responders. The four honor beds contain engraved brick pavers honoring individuals and teams (also included are assistants and deputies).
The site is in the Town of Erwin at the corner of South Hamilton Street and Forest Drive in Gang Mills. It is conveniently located off Exit 11 of Interstate I-99. If using GPS, set your destination for 41 Forest Drive, Painted Post, NY 14870.
PHASE II – PARK EXPANSION PROJECT
Whereas Phase I honored individual First Responders, these additions in Phase II will honor First Responder Units. Features of the expansion include green space, sidewalks and displays. We will also be adding a sculpture created by Barbie the Welder.
We invite you to be a sponsor in this expansion. Businesses and individuals who donate $100 or more are entitled to an engraved brick or paver.
On Sept. 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive.
Firefighters, police officers and state troopers place themselves in harm’s way every day, every week, every year.
Any nation that does not honor its heroes will not long endure.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place – police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.