Supervisor Kate Murray, Robert's wife Beverly Fischer, Robert's stepson Jeff Rosenthal (Robert's stepson), Councilman Gary Hudes and Levittown Fire Chief Brian Holt and Deputy Chiefs Charles Giudge, Mark Janousky and George Anderson.
Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray honored local volunteer firefighters at a special ceremony on Oct. 13. The 10 individuals, including Levittown Fire Department Captain Robert Fischer, were honored for their courage and dedication to protecting local communities.
"Firefighters make significant sacrifices and put their lives on the line every day to protect people and their property," said Murray. "What makes the activities of our talented honorees so compelling is the fact that they volunteer, giving of their personal time, to ensure that our residents are safe."
The Levittown honoree is quite ill and was unable to attend the Firematic Awards. His wife and stepson accepted the award on his behalf. Many members of the Levittown Fire Department, including all the chiefs and some of the fire commissioners were also in attendance.
Robert Fischer joined the Levittown Fire Department's Rescue Company Four in 1985 after serving more than 22 years in the Elmont Fire Department. He became an advanced EMT and further demonstrated his expertise by becoming a paramedic. His leadership skills served him well as he rose to rank of captain.
"Bob serves as a role model, leader, educator and friend," Murray said. "His diligence and professionalism have helped save many lives and provided superb medical service to the community. His energy and dedication have truly impacted local fire service in the Levittown community."
Fischer was honored for his fire service career, dedication and professionalism.
"Volunteer firefighters are indeed heroes in our communities and the Town of Hempstead is extremely grateful to each and every member of the local fire departments," said Murray. "It's a pleasure to have this opportunity to recognize Hempstead Town's bravest."