After fighting a multiple alarm fire in Conestoga the entire afternoon it was time to take a break and celebrate the past year with our annual awards banquet. This year the banquet was held at the Meadia Heights Country Club. Although we got started a little late the food was excellent and the night was a blast. After dinner the awards were handed out with the following members being recognized:
Firefighter of the Year – Fire Chief Mike Reese – Chief Reese has spent many years making our Fire Company what it is today and his dedication to not only our Department but the Fire Service in general is very appreciated by all of us.
Chief’s Award – Logan Penry – Logan is a newer member and since day one he has dedicated himself to helping out whenever and wherever he can. No matter what is asked of Logan he goes above and beyond to complete the task.
President’s Award – Lt Seth Anastasio, Secretary Tom Nitz and Assistant Chief Craig Rhineer Jr – These three members have worked tirelessly to update the Company’s Relief By-Laws over the past year.
Years of Service Awards –
5 Years – Lt Kevin McMinn
20 Years – Tom Amico
Life Membership (30 years) – Vice President John Donnelly, Firefighter Rick Parke and Fire Chief Mike Reese
As a special note Lech Herman (not present) was applauded for reaching 70 years of membership with the Fire Company.
After the awards ceremony the banquet attendees were again treated to the DJ abilities of Chuck Colson who got the crowd dancing and having an all around good time. Thanks to all that came out and made this another great year!!
Special thank you goes out to Gap Fire Co. for standing by for us and cleaning our equipment from the fire so we could celebrate!!