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Schenectady County Legislature Hosts Firefighter and EMS Awards Ceremony

Schenectady County Fire and EMS Awardees

The Schenectady County Legislature hosted a ceremony outside the County Office Building to honor 10 emergency responders throughout the County.

EMS awardees were nominated by their organization and voted on by the Schenectady County EMS Council, which is tasked with advising the County on EMS issues.

Firefighter awardees were nominated by their respective departments and voted on by senior members of the Schenectady County Fire and EMS Coordinator’s office.

“Firefighters and emergency responders are at the front lines when it comes to helping families during some of their worst moments,” said Schenectady County Legislator Tom Constantine, Chair of the Public Safety & Firefighting Committee. “We’d like to thank the award winners, and all of the emergency responders throughout the County, for their dedication to our community during the pandemic and beyond.”

Awardees recognized by the County Legislature:

Ashley SchnoreALS Provider, Schenectady Fire Department

Edward MarchandEMS Educator of Excellence, Mohawk Ambulance

Dr. Axel Hermansdoerfer Physician of Excellence, Retired

David MassaroHarriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award, Schenectady Fire Department

Liam HiltCOVID-19 Response Award, Glenville Hill Fire Department

Aidan EndersYouth Provider of the Year, Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

John CourterEMS Communication Specialist, Schenectady County Unified Communications Center

James JonesLine Officer of the Year, Village of Scotia Fire Department

Michael LuftChief Officer of the Year, Niskayuna Fire District 1

John CrowtherFire Fighter of the Year, Rotterdam Volunteer Fire Company of District #2