January 31, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Jan 31, 2024

January 31, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today directed flags on all State buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on January 31 in honor of fallen Fairville Volunteer Firefighter Dan DeWolf.

“Our volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line day in and day out to keep their communities safe, selflessly putting the safety of others first,” Governor Hochul said. “The loss of Dan DeWolf will be felt across New York as it highlights the risks these firefighters take on voluntarily. My heart is with Mr. DeWolf’s loved ones and his fellow firefighters. We are thankful for his service.”

Dan DeWolf was a member of the Fairville Volunteer Fire Department, serving the northern part of the Town of Arcadia for 32 years. On January 21, he went into cardiac arrest at the scene of a house fire. Mr. DeWolf is survived by his beloved granddaughter as well as his son, mother and many other loved ones.