Delmar teen earns Firefighters Association of the State of New York scholarship for outstanding volunteer service

  • Source: WTEN-TV ABC 10 Albany
  • Published: 07/21/2022 12:00 AM

Not for nothing has Delmar native Aidan McPhillips been absolutely fascinated by fire trucks since he could grab for a helmet. His dad John first started serving when Aidan was a toddler and now that childhood wonder is paying off as they work hard, side by side at the Elsmere Fire Department. “Aidan’s been climbing on fire trucks since he was about three or four, and now I’m riding next to him in the cab to a call. So that’s been a really interesting progression for me to see,” says John. Since the eighth grade, Aidan has been volunteering next to his dad through the Junior Explorers Program. From tapping fire hydrants to lifting ladders to people in need, Aidan’s are among the many hands that make light work at calls around the Capital Region.


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