Schenectady County

First responders honored by Schenectady County

First responders were recognized this week by the Schenectady County Legislature.

First responders were recognized this week by the Schenectady County Legislature.

Several county first responders were recognized by the county Legislature Tuesday evening. 

“Firefighters and emergency responders are at the front lines when it comes to helping families during  some of their worst moments,” said Legislator Tom Constantine, the chairman of  the Public Safety & Firefighting Committee in a press release. “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 included: 

Ashley Schnore – ALS Provider, Schenectady Fire Department 

Edward Marchand – EMS Educator of Excellence, Mohawk Ambulance 

Dr. Axel Hermansdoerfer Physician of Excellence, Retired 

David Massaro – Harriet C. Weber EMS Leadership Award, Schenectady Fire Department Liam Hilt – COVID-19 Response Award, Glenville Hill Fire Department 

Aidan Enders – Youth Provider of the Year, Duanesburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps. John Courter – EMS Communication Specialist, Schenectady County Unified Communications  Center 

James Jones – Line Officer of the Year, Village of Scotia Fire Department 

Michael Luft – Chief Officer of the Year, Niskayuna Fire District 1 

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

Emergency medical services personnel were nominated by their departments and then voted on by the county EMS Council, which advises the county on EMS issues, according to the county release. 

Firefighters were also nominated by the departments they work in and then voted on by senior members of the county Fire and EMS Coordinator’s office.

The ceremony can be viewed at 

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