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Dave's House Fire Fund

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Early in the morning of December 18, a possible structure fire was reported in the Schuyler Heights Fire District in the Town of Colonie. Dave Plouff, a long time Paramedic for the Town of Colonie's EMS Department was just preparing to end his shift across town in zone 2. After hearing the initial call in the area of his home he had a sinking feeling in his heart - one that only got worse as he received word that it was his house that was on fire.

Dave is a familiar face to most. Many people were taught how to be EMTs by Dave or have worked alongside him in an ambulance, and his name is well known at Albany Medical Center where he also works.

More than any of that, though, Dave is probably one of the most kind-hearted and caring people I've had the pleasure to know. He would go out of his way to help anyone that he knows.

On behalf of the Colonie EMS Benevolent Association, Inc., I'm asking that you go out of your way to help Dave. He lost everything in this fire except the uniform him had on and the possessions he had in his personal vehicle. No amount of money can replace everything - but we can make sure he has what he needs to get through this troubling time as he works through the process of loss and recovery.

After years of helping others, EMS worker's home destroyed by fire


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Danny Murdock
Albany, NY

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