A Westmoreland firefighter of nearly four decades has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.
Kenneth Holmes is a third-generation firefighter, and he’s been a member of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years. His father was a past fire chief and his mother was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, and now Holmes’ son has followed in his footsteps to become a fourth-generation firefighter.
Holmes was unanimously chosen to serve as a director at FASNY’s 145th Annual Convention in Liverpool, and he will serve a five-year term. Previously Holmes served as sergeant-at-arms for FASNY for seven years.
“It has been a great honor to serve on the FASNY Board of Directors,” Holmes said in a news release. “I grew up around the fire house, and have spent a tremendous amount of time in the fire service. I have been an active member of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years and I look forward to continuing to serve my community and advocating on behalf of volunteer firefighters.”
Holmes says that the fire services has made him a better person overall, and it’s allowed him to get involved in his community. Outside of the fire service Holmes works for the Westmoreland Highway Department.