Michael Richard Graham, 58, former chief of the Smithfield Fire Department, and a lifelong Peterboro resident, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home.He was born November 30, 1961 in Canastota, a son of Richard and Grace O’Connell Graham and was a graduate of Morrisville-Eaton High School. He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was an active member of the Peterboro Conservation Club; a member of the Madison County Federation; the National Rifle Association; and the Vernon National Shooting Preserve. He was a hunter safety course instructor and taught the Stockbridge Valley student scholastic clay target program. He was also involved with the Trapping Association and Ducks Unlimited. He volunteered with the Morrisville-Eaton wrestling team for many years, as well as Mohawk Valley wrestling where he was also a referee. He was awarded the Citizen of the Year in the Town of Smithfield.
The Smithfield Vol. Fire Department, its members, and Community stand aside The Morrisville Fire Department and everyone associated, Family and Friends of David Pearsall as we celebrate his life. A Life where he put his community first, and answered every call the same. Someone needs help, Someone needs our help. The definition of the Fire Service is the hard work and dedication of Firefighter David Pearsall. As we stand aside our Friends and Families, we mourn. So Long till next time we meet. Look over us all and keep us safe. To you we say fly high, and Rest easy. We'll Take it from here. Godspeed!
Captain David Pearsall was a loving father, husband, friend, and colleague who always put others before himself. Members of the Morrisville Fire Department said he was a very dedicated member, but his family was everything to him.
If you are in the need for Smoke Detectors, Please Contact the Smithfield Fire Department, or your local Department, or contact Tadd Granger @ (315) 825 7031.
Every second counts when responding to an emergency, and it starts with a clear display of your address. With a clear visual of your address, this will allow first responders a quicker way to locate the residents of the emergency, saving valuable time.
To order your 911 Address Sign through the Smithfield Fire Department, Click the link below, and fill out the short form.
Wednesday, October 23rd The Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department held their weekly training, and covered Donning and Doffing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) , and Ladders.
With every training night, Our members, not only learn new things to help us help our community, they master what they know to provide the best response we can in the most professional manner.
The Next meeting for the 2020 Hometown days event is Tuesday, February 18th at 7pm Eastern (1900)
We Thank everyone that has taken time out of their day to attend these monthly meetings, and hope we can continue this until this years event.
Please Join us for even more Hometown Day fun next year July 25th 2020.
When your in The Fire service, you have so many oppportunites to change someones life, to help in any way you can, and sometimes, someone chages yours. June 22nd, 2019, a young man by the name of Joey Abt did just that. Joey brought an entire Department together, and it was an honor to have him at our station.
Check his Page out Here:
JOEYS DIRT ROAD DIARY