Glenn Binday, left, wearing his jacket from Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3, speaks to a young local resident at a recent even about the work of volunteer firefighters.
Glenn Binday, a volunteer firefighter since 2002, has been elected President of Scarsdale Volunteer Fire Co. No. 3.
As President of Company No. 3, Binday, a native and resident of Scarsdale, is responsible for all administration of the unit, including recruiting firefighters for one of the town’s three volunteer fire companies.
Binday was motivated by the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to become a volunteer firefighter.
“It was after 9/11, having a helpless feeling, not being able to do anything about it,” Binday says. “I felt is was really important to be involved in something with the local community.”
As one of Scarsdale’s “Bravest,” Binday says the town has relatively few fires, but it benefits from dozens of dedicated volunteers who battle side-by-side with its one career fire company to save lives and property.
Scarsdale’s Volunteer Firefighters, like their career colleagues, also go to work to protect the town whenever there is a major storm such as Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and all the nor’easters that we’ve seen come through in recent years.
Binday is a Principal with Advocate Brokerage, leading its Commercial Lines Insurance Department. Advocate was founded 45 years ago by Rosalyn Binday, Glenn’s mother, and co-founded by his father, Ronald Binday.