Altamont Fire Department

It was to be an ordinary flight from Baltimore to Albany, the final leg home from a business trip to Atlanta. He hadn’t planned to save anybody that day. 

A past chief, Owen Murray accepted a certificate of appreciation at the annual Altamont Fire Department installation dinner on Saturday at the Cider House Restaurant. 

Ella Armstrong was celebrated at the Altamont Fire Department installation dinner, and Egeziaca Rufa, originally from Frosinone, Italy, turned 100 years old.

Firefighters will return to the village to share and celebrate. The public is encouraged to join in the festivities.

Insurance won't cover the village if a suit involves pollution, Altamont's attorney told the board as it defends itself against legal action from residents who had oil spill in their  cellar after a visit from the volunteer fire department.

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