YONKERS, NY – July 18, 2015 – I.A.F.F. – Local 628’s Executive Board of Directors have announced that President Barry McGoey has been chosen the 2015 Union Man of the Year by the New York State Professional Firefighters Association. McGoey was unaware that he had been nominated and was described to be embarrassed by the nomination and not happy for the recognition because he thinks of himself as just one of the guys and not deserving of any recognition. Seems Local 628’s Board of Directors disagree as do so many others in Yonkers and beyond.
He is being honored Tuesday evening, July 21st, in Ithaca, New York, at the New York State Professional Fire Fighters Association’s 77th Annual Convention (refer: http://www.nyspffa.org/main/convention/).
Congratulations to the Yonkers Fire Department and to President Barry McGoey and his family for the honor he brings to the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Fire Department, and to New York State professional Fire Fighters.