[Congressional Record Volume 164, Number 60 (Friday, April 13, 2018)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
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HONORING FIREFIGHTER EDWIN ULINE SR. FOR 70 YEARS OF SERVICE
HON. ELISE M. STEFANIK
of new york
in the house of representatives
Friday, April 13, 2018
Ms. STEFANIK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate and honor
Firefighter Edwin Uline, Sr. for seventy years of active service with
the Ballston Fire Department.
In 1948, at the age of eighteen, Ed joined Union Fire Company, one of
two volunteer companies that make up the Ballston Spa Fire Department.
He has been serving his community ever since. Ed worked his way up the
ranks of the Department by serving as Company Foreman, Second Assistant
Chief, First Assistant Chief, and finally as Fire Chief from 1965 to
1967 and again from 1980 to 1981. In addition, Ed served for fifty
years as the Union Company's chief mechanic. Ed is a dedicated public
servant, who also served his country in combat during the Korean War
and was a driver and mechanic for the Saratoga County Department of
Public Works prior to joining the Fire Department.
Over the course of his career as a volunteer firefighter, Ed
responded to countless fires and emergency incidents, notably the
Saratoga Springs Convention Hall fire and the Saratoga Hospital fire of
1965. Ed was instrumental in standing up the neighboring Malta Ridge
Fire Company, of which he is a charter member.
Having devoted three quarters of his life to fire protection, Ed
serves as an exemplary member of his community. On behalf of New York's
21st district, I would like to thank Ed for a lifetime of hard work and
dedication to his community.