Senator Pam Helming presents Alvin “Al” Sweet with a proclamation from the New York State Senate upon the achievement of his 70 years of service. Photo provided by Senator Helming

Honoring our first responders is something that New York State Senator Pam Helming takes enormous pride in doing and at a recent event was able to recognize one such individual for 70 years of dedicated service to the Rush Fire Department.

Firefighter and Past Chief Alvin “Al” Sweet has spent a lifetime volunteering and serving the community of Rush as a firefighter since 1953. Al Sweet served as Fire Chief from 1967-1974 and has witnessed the growth and evolution of the department during its 103 years of existence.

Senator Helming presented Chief Sweet with a New York State Senate Proclamation at Rush Fire Department’s Recognition Banquet held at the Wildwood Country Club.

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