Sunday, September 23, 2007

Westchester's Longest Serving Firefighter

According to an article "Westchester Superlatives" in the October 2007 issue of Westchester Magazine:

Bravest (longest serving) firefighter: Fire Chief Walter Schoonmaker,
of Hartsdale, who started as a firefighter on August 1st, 1959

I believe he's been Chief since 1971, and still going strong at the helm of my department. He's hired every career Hartsdale firefighter serving today....some have even retired already!!