Meet Matthew Yaciuk

Here's a first responder who has shown his dedication at not one, but four different fire departments. Matt has been a firefighter for 8 years, serving previously at Onondaga Hill, Sentinel Heights, and Nedrow. He now works north of Oneida Lake with Cleveland Fire Department.

Photo Credit - Matthew Yaciuk
Photo Credit - Matthew Yaciuk

Matt has followed right in his father's footsteps. His dad, Stephen Yaciuk, is also a firefighter who started at the age of 18 in Spring Valley. Now the father and son duo currently serve together in Cleveland.

Matt always wanted to be a firefighter since he was 4 years.

Thank you Matt for all that you do. Your endless commitment and dedication to being a first responder has shown through every community you've served. You certainly deserve a shout-out for all that you've done.

Photo Credit - Matthew Yaciuk
Photo Credit - Matthew Yaciuk

Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in Central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officers, military, rescuers, front line workers, or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture, and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday." We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them an oil change from Jiffy Lube on Commercial Drive in New Hartford and a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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