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The Volunteer Recognition Park is located in front of the Town Hall at 12 Spring Street in Schuylerville. 

The Park was established in September 2012 for the purpose of honoring the many volunteers who serve the town of Saratoga as members of the Quaker Springs Fire Department, Schuyler Hose Company, David Nevins Fire Department, and General Schuyler Emergency Squad.  A committee of representatives from each of the departments worked for several years planning the location and design of the park. 

There are four benches each with the name of a fire department or emergency squad upon which visitors are encouraged to sit, relax, and think about the volunteers.  They are called out day and night; snow, ice, rain in a seconds notice.  They must go thru a great deal of training every year.  Anyone can show their support by purchasing a brick to be placed in the walkway and putting a deceased members name, your business name, your family name, anything you would like, to show your support of these wonderful volunteers.  A plaque at the entrance reads "The Volunteer Recognition Park pays tribute to the members of three fire departments and an emergency squad who save property and lives.    The members expect nothing in return.  The Town of Saratoga thanks past, present, and future members for the countless hours volunteered in service to their community."

There is a statues and monument with a plaque that honors #38  Fire Fighter Brian D. Myers who made the supreme sacrifice on January 1, 1997.

There is a piece of steel beam from the world trade towers mounted in the park to recognize the firefighters, EMTs and paramedics that gave their lives while fighting the Twin Towers Fire on September 11, 2001. 

A New York State Flag surrounded by a firefighters flag, emergency squad flag and POW flag are located at the end of the park.









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