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Troy Firefighter Retires After 34 Years of Service

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May 16, 2023 | NEW YORK JEFFREY BELSCHWINDER, Senior Correspondent
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

On May 15th, Randy Pascucci, a dedicated Firefighter/Paramedic of Troy, retired from his position after serving the residents of the City of Troy for an admirable 34 years.

Randy's journey with the Troy Fire Department began in 1989 when he initially joined as a dispatcher. Handling numerous emergency calls during his time as a dispatcher fueled Randy's passion for firefighting. Motivated to make a difference, he undertook the firefighter exam, and on October 10, 1993, Randy proudly became an official Troy firefighter.

Commencing his career at Troy's Engine 5, situated in downtown Troy's headquarters from 1993 to 1995, Randy later transferred to Truck 2, and to the Rescue Squad, or affectionately referred to as "The War Wagon," where he dutifully served for 16 years. After an eventful tenure on the Rescue Squad, Randy moved to his final firehouse at Engine 6 in the city of Troy. Throughout his remarkable 34-year career, Randy encountered and battled some of the most significant fires and incidents in Troy, including the historic Trojan Hotel fire on 3rd Street in downtown Troy and the Villa Cafe fire in south Troy. Notably, he also served as a former Executive Board member of the Troy Uniformed Firefighters Association Local 86.

Randy's last day at Engine 6's station was filled with a continuous stream of visitors. Retired colleagues, family members, community members, and fellow firefighters all stopped by to reminisce about the old days, share stories about pranks in the firehouse, and recall memorable moments from the city's notable fires.

As Randy embarks on his well-deserved retirement, he has exciting plans to travel, indulge in a few rounds of golf, and savor the leisurely moments life has to offer. Sidewinder Photography extends its warmest wishes to Randy for a happy, healthy, and fulfilling retirement.

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