ASSEMBLYMAN SCHMITT HONORS SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS TOWN OF STONY POINT NOMINEE NICHOLAS ATTOLINO
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) held his inaugural 99th Assembly District Salute to First Responders event at the Orange County Emergency Services Center on September 16, 2019. This official State Assembly government event was created to recognize first responders from across the Assembly District who have made significant contributions to their communities and the 99th Assembly District.
Nick Attolino joined the Stony Point Wayne Hose Fire Co. #1 23 years ago, and is currently the Chief. Chief Attonlino is a seasoned veteran that is known to lead by example. Chief Attonlino is a Certified Master Rescue Diver,a member of the swift water rescue team , an ice rescue Tec, and rescue swimmer. In addition to the fire rescue duties – Nick served as a driver, and a line officer for the past 14 years. As Chief, he is currently in charge of approximately 100 volunteer firefighters, and the Town Board notes that the Chief is an outstanding member of the community to the members of the Stony Point Fire Department and to the residents of Stony Point.
For the past 20 years, each Super-bowl Sunday, Nick and over 100 other swimmers, including Assemblyman Schmitt, enter the freezing Hudson River to raise money for children in the Stony Point Community that are afflicted with serious illnesses. Chief Attolino has been recognized for diving into the Hudson River to rescue a drowning boater.
Assemblyman Colin Schmitt stated, “I am so proud of all of the Salute to First Responder honorees. Chief Attolino is well-deserving of this recognition. Chief Attolino is well respected in the Stony Point community for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the Stony Point Wayne Hose Fire Co. #1! Keep up the great work and thank you on behalf of all residents of the 99th Assembly District!”
Nicholas Attolino, Wayne Hose Co. Fire Department stated, “I’d like to thank Assemblyman Colin Schmitt for honoring me in his Salute to First Responders event. I am proud to serve the Stony Point community as Chief of the Wayne Hose Company Fire Department.”
Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!