Harold Scribner honored for 50 years of service as Lyndonville firefighter

Photos by Tom Rivers: Harold Scribner, second from left, is pictured with his sons, Bill (left), Guy (third from right) and grandson, Josh Ames, during the Lyndonville Fire Department’s annual fire installation banquet on Saturday at the Carlton Recreation Hall. Harold Scriber has honored for 50 years of service to the Lyndonville Fire Department. His son Bill recently retired from the Albion Police Department and now works for the VA in Batavia. Guy is an active member of the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Company and Central Orleans Volunteer Ambulance in Albion, and Josh works as a professional firefighter for Newton Township in Ohio. Josh grew up in Lyndonville.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 5 February 2017 at 3:44 pm

LYNDONVILLE – Harold Scribner was honored Saturday with numerous proclamations and a ceremonial firefighter axe in appreciation for his 50 years of service to the Lyndonville Fire Department.

Scribner traces his passion for serving the community as a firefighter to when he was in Boy Scouts and learned First Aid.

“It’s something I’ve always enjoyed doing, knowing you’ve helped people,” Scribner said on Saturday.

I addition to serving the Lyndonville Fire Department, Scribner spent 17 years with Medina’s Rescue Squad and 10 years with COVA in Albion. He did that while working 36 years as a chemical operator for FMC in Middleport.

“I’ve enjoyed the camaraderie with the firemen,” he said. “I am friends with firefighters in fire companies from all over.”

Scribner is still very active with the Lyndonville Fire Department, going on about 200 calls a year. He is captain of the fire police.

“He’s rock steady,” said Scott Buffin, the Lyndonville fire chief in 2016. “He is a good guy who goes above the call of duty.”

Scribner received citations or proclamations on Saturday from Congressman Chris Collins, State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Steve Hawley, the Orleans County Legislature, the Village of Lyndonville and the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.

The following received awards during the fire installation banquet for their service in 2016, from left: Dave Hydock, Chief’s Award; Tyler Heideman, Firefighter of the Year; and Ken Starr, President’s Award.

Other Lyndonville firefighters were also recognized with awards on Saturday.

Tyler Heideman was named “Firefighter of the Year” by Scott Buffin, the fire chief in 2016. Heideman, 23, has been an active firefighter for four years, eager to attend training to improve his skills.

“Hs is a quiet leader who always wants to learn more,” Buffin said. “He’s got the fire in the belly to be a firefighter.”

Dave Hydock received the Chief’s Award for leading a committee that worked on replacing a 30-year-old rescue truck with a new one. The new truck is expected to be ready next month. Hydock has volunteered for 37 years with the Lyndonville Fire Department.

Ken Starr received the President’s Award. He has been a member of the LFD for 33 years. He was praised “for taking care of all the little problems around the hall.”

The 2017 officers for the Lyndonville FD include:

• Line Officers – Chief Ben Bane, First Assistant Chief Steve Bane, Second Assistant Chief Lee Kistner, Fire Captain T.J. Heideman, EMS Captain Scott Buffin, Lieutenant Mike Heideman, Fire Police Captain Harold Scribner, and Chaplain Wes Bradley.

• Executive Officers – President Anna Schuner, Vice President Mike Tabor, Treasurer James Wells, Secretary Pam Durow, and WNY Delegate Morgan Gerety.

• Auxiliary Officers – President Teresa Carvalho, Vice President Nicole Kistner, Treasurer Anna Schuner, and Secretary Pam Durow.

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