Grit and Determination: The Bravery of our First Responders at the Schroon Lake Community Church Inferno


The photo from Tonya Whitford Condon says it all about the dedication from the men and women who make up our area first responders. Two firemen, just feet from the flames and thick, black choking smoke, are laser focused on saving the building next to the Schroon Lake Community Church.

For most of us, our images of area firefighters are happy ones: the annual July 4th parade where the big shiny rigs cruise down Main Street, their riders throwing candies from above. Or you see their aqua unit on standby for our twice yearly firework displays on the lake.

Today’s turnout of dozens of firefighters shows the dedication of area locals, many volunteers, who care deeply about service and giving back to their communities. We salute you and your families for your unwavering commitment.