10th Annual Fire Tower Lighting Event
The NYS Chapter of the Forest Fire Lookout Association is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Lighting of the Fire Tower Event! Saturday, September 2nd at 9:00 pm we hope to have a light begin to shine in the cab of many towers across NYS! Last year we had so many wonderful volunteers that we
were able to light 33 towers!
In the event of rain, the event will be held on Sunday, September 3rd at 9:00pm.
The event is done to honor the men and women who worked in these historic towers; protecting homes, businesses, communities and surrounding forests. The plan is to place a light in fire towers around the state from 9 to 9:30pm. We invite people to go to locations around the community (listed on our website: www.nysffla.org) where they can look up, see the light on the horizon and remember that there was a fire tower there watching over them. Thank you to Doug Hamilton for this wonderful idea to honor the past!
Because this is the 10th anniversary year of this special event we are going to ask that all Illuminators also read aloud the names of those who served in the towers.
The Poke-o-moonshine fire tower will be lit from 9-9:30 pm. The Poko fire tower was in use from 1912 thru 1988. Those who served over the years during the fire season (some for many seasons, some for parts of the season) are:
Emmett Fuller - 1912
Harvey P. Mussen - 1913 - 1918
Frank Mussen - 1915
Earl Conger - 1918 - 1925
John B. Mussen - 1926
Andrew Hoag - 1927
Henry Thompson - 1928
Wallace H. Finney - 1929 - 1935
Russell Smith - 1935 - 1952
George A. Stranhan - 1952
George DeLorme - 1953 - 1954
James L. Hammond - 1955 - 1956
Robert E. Baldwin - 1957
John E. Singleton - 1957
Wilfred P. Duclos - 1957
Joseph H. Test - 1958
Harold Benedict - 1959
John Daniel Mussen - 1959 - 1964
George A. Stranhan - 1964 - 1966
Harvey R. LaMere - 1967 - 1987
Kathy Blaise - 1988
If you have any questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional information can be found at the website: www.nysffla.org