Following 70 years of
active service with the Bay Shore Fire Department, Legislator Steven J.
Flotteron recognized Honorary Chief Charles Holmes on his 90th birthday. Holmes
is the first individual in the department to have reached this milestone.
Although retiring in 1991, he transferred back to Patrol Company in 2010 and is
still responding to alarms on a daily basis, helping direct traffic at the
scene of the calls and assisting with Firefighter rehabilitation.