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Introducing our Wolf Den of Heroes January Inductee: Edward J. Scott

We've been accepting Wolf Den of Heroes nominations since April 2023. We're asking the Hudson Valley to nominate the first responder in their life to give them the spotlight and hook them up with a $250 gift card. It's the least we could do for those who help our community in such a big way.

Every month we randomly select a name from the hundreds of nominations we receive. January's Wolf Den of Heroes inductee is Edward J. Scott. His wife Erin wrote to us the following:

25 years as a Putnam County Dispatcher, 45 years Volunteer Fire fighter, has held office of Chief, Chairman of Board and various other titles within the FD, currently an administrative officer. Also member of Putnam County Chiefs Assoc where has held President, and Sect- has served on many committees. June 29th he retires from 911, where he has received many awards for his service, has helped create the 911 system, as originally was dispatched from the County- he is one of the 1st County 911 dispatchers. Has written many SOG/SOP's for the fire service and 911.

Honoring The Life and Career of Mahopac FD Chief Edward J. Scott

We reached out to Edward to let him know the news that he was selected as our January Wolf Den of Heroes inductee. However, we received an email from his wife Erin with an update we weren't expecting, Edward J. Scott passed away on October 8th, 2023.

Erin Scott
Erin Scott

Erin goes on to share with us more of Edward's accomplishments with the Mahopac Fire Department writing:

My husband is 1/3 people in 110 years of Mahopac fd history to hold the 3 highest titles one can have there- Chief, President and Chairman of the Board.

Every inductee in the Wolf Den of Heroes receives a $250 Visa Gift Card thanks to our friends at Mental Health America Dutchess County. Erin asked if we could pass on the gift card to the Mahopac Fire Department to accept in Edwards's honor.

If you missed it on The Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show earlier this week, we spoke with the current Chief, Gabe Rivera.

Chief Rivera, who warmly referred to Edward as Edward J.,(one of his many nicknames within the fire department) went on to tell us just how important Edward was to the Mahopac community and that he is deeply missed by all.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Mahopac Fire Department like Edward Scott you can email them at or stop by in person. Chief Rivera tells us to come back Mondays or Thursdays at 7 pm at their location at 741 Route 6 Mahopac, NY 10541.

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