The Ellington Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
29 Main Street, P.O. Box 911 Ellington, CT 06029
AWARDS BANQUET – 2017
Ellington Volunteer Fire Department members were recognized for a total of 125 years of volunteer service as listed below:
Dennis C. Varney – 45 years
Gary T. Feldman, Sr. - 35 years
Brendan L. Burke – 15 years
Richard Daugherty – 15 years
Regan J. Toomey – 10 years
Keith Ruff – 5 Years
Frederica Weeks was awarded the Firefighter Training Award in recognition for her dedication to continuing her education in the fire service. Freddie completed 292 1/2 hours of training.
Deputy Chief Karl Neubecker was awarded the Officer Training Award in recognition for his dedication to continuing his education in the fire service. He completed 287 hours of training.
Certificates of Recognition were presented to Ellington Ridge Country Club Lifeguards Samantha Avery and Carling Willis in recognition for their actions saving a life performing CPR in Ellington this past summer.
The crew from Rescue 143 were recognized by the Town of Vernon and awarded Ellington Volunteer Fire Department Units Citations for their actions at a house explosion in the Town of Vernon in August 2016. Assistant Chief Jack Rich, II, Deputy Chief Karl Neubecker, Captain Peter Hany, Jr., Captain Vincent Gambacorta, Lieutenant Kimberly Gambacorta, Firefighter Brendan L. Burke, Firefighter Richard Daugherty, Keith Ruff, and Firefighter Regan J. Toomey.
Valerie Adams, Brendan L. Burke, Bradford Hoffman, Jack Rich, II, and Robert A. Smith all received a certificate in recognition for their service as Officers within the organization.
The following members were recognized and received Distinguished Service Awards for their involvement with the Station 243 Building Committee: Gary T. Feldman, Sr., Chief, Brendan L. Burke, Chairman, Thomas B. Adams, Michael Bahler, Dominick Cristelli, Peter Hany, Sr., Randall E. Smith, Robert A. Smith, John W. Turner, and Michael D. Varney
Frederick Bird was given an award for his recent retirement with over 28 years as service as The Ellington Volunteer Fire Department Photographer.
Thomas B. Adams
was awarded the EVFD 2016 Firefighter of the Year Award.