On Friday Evening April 23rd, the Cutchogue Fire District, in conjunction with the United Fire Co. No. 1 of the Cutchogue Fire Department and the Cutchogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary held their annual installation of officers ceremony and awards dinner at the Vineyard Caterers in Aquebogue. The dinner was attended by Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary members as well as local dignitaries and invited guests.
The purpose of the evening was to officially swear in the newly re-elected Chief and Assistant Fire Chiefs, as well as honor our Volunteers for their service and dedication to the Cutchogue Fire Department and the community we serve.
Under the direction of the Board of Fire Commissioners, Chief Andrew McCaffery was reinstalled into office, as the oath of office was administered to him by his father, Ex-Chief & Past Commissioner Francis McCaffery Jr.
Shortly thereafter, First Assistant Chief David Fohrkolb, Second Assistant Chief Antone Berkoski and Captain Steve Cavalier were sworn into office by Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell.
As part of the awards ceremony, several special awards were presented to several members for service to the Department over the past year. The CFD is pleased to honor the following members:
2009 Firefighter of the Year – Kathy Hartmann
2009 EMS Providers of the Year – Ex-Chief Thomas Martin, Paramedic Richard Hartmann, and Paramedic Kathy Hartmann
2009 Probationary Member of the Year – Kyle Pumillo
Top Alarm Responders for 2009:
Jeff Smith, Ken Burns, John Zaveski, Garrett Lake, Mike Lessard Sr.
Top 5 Total service award points 2008:
Richard Hartmann, Ken Burns, William Brewer, Michael Lessard Sr. and Paul Jablonski.
Each year a special member of the CFD Ladies Auxiliary is honored for her service to the Auxiliary and the support of our firefighters. This year, the Ladies Auxilliary presented the award to all past and present parade squad members.
The Commissioners of the Cutchogue Fire District, the Chiefs, Officer and Members of the Cutchogue Fire Department United Fire Co. No. 1, and the Cutchogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary would like to extend our congratulations and thanks to all of the night's honorees and award winners.
Thank you to our fellow brothers and sisters of the Mattituck Fire Department who allowed our members to attend and enjoy this special evening. MFD provided an engine and ambulance crew to handle any calls in our District for the evening.
C.F.D. - TRADITION - PRIDE - DEDICATION