On Saturday May 6th a contingent of members from the Cutchogue Fire Department attended the North Fork Volunteer Firefighter’s Association annual dinner dance.
The North Fork Volunteer Firefighter’s Association (NFVFA) was formed in 1932 with the purpose of fostering camaraderie and brotherhood among the member Departments as well form a group to address the concerns for our local firefighters.
Throughout the years the NFVFA has hosted annual awards dinners, bowling tournaments and annual Parade and Drills throughout the area.
Every 3 months the quarterly meetings are held at a different firehouse throughout the area, and on the first Saturday in May, they host a dinner dance and awards dinner to honor our local Firefighter's accomplishments. This years dinner was held at the Birchwood in Riverhead.
Among the nights honorees were several CFD members:
60 Year Member: Ex-Chief Allan W. Glover
During the Dinner the following officers were officially sworn into office.
President: Gary Haupt - Southold Fire Department
1st Vice President:– Bob Quarnta - Wading River Fire Department
2nd Vice President: - Arthur Brewer - Cutchogue Fire Department
Treasurer: Larry Behr – Cutchogue Fire Department
Secretary: Bill Savage – Wading River Fire Department
Sgt. At Arms: Jean Saunders – Mattituck Fire Department
Chaplin: Frank Musto - Greenport Fire Department
The Cutchogue Fire Department is also the proud home of 5 past presidents of the NFVFA, Ex-Chief Sherwood Beebe (1934-36), Ex-Chief Cy McCaffery (1950-52), Ex-Chief William Midgley (1966-68), Ex-Chief John Lademann (1986-88), and Gregory Boyd (2006-2008).
The Officers and members of the Cutchogue Fire Department would like to congratulate the Officers of the NFVFA on their election and the night's award winners.
Member Departments of the organization include: Orient, East Marion, Greenport, Southold, Cutchogue, Mattituck, Jamesport, Riverhead, Wading River, Manorville, & Shelter Island Fire Departments.