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This site is dedicated to the exhibit and collecting of patches from Virginia, Columbia County NY, Long Island NY, and Berkshire County Mass. Background information on this site I was born and raised on Long Island NY, in Greenlawn, which was in Suffolk Co. Division 2. I always wanted to be a Greenlawn fireman, but I moved just after turning 18, so I was never able to join. Collecting division 2 patches makes me feel close to my hometown and all the fire departments I remember growing up. My cousin is also a Greenlawn fireman and a fireman in Columbia County NY (Red Rock). I spent many weekends and summers in Egremont Mass. at Prospect Lake where my family owned a vacation house from 1977 to 2005. This is right on the border of Columbia County NY, where we also spent a lot of time. My mom basically grew up in Austerlitz NY as her family has land and homes there. I moved to Pittsylvania County in 1993 where I served as a Firefighter/EMT for almost 20 years. I’m a former 911 dispatcher for the county. I served there for 10 years. This is my home and I have a lot of pride in our police, fire, and EMS departments.