“Proud of Our Past, Focused On Our Future”
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The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Holiday Party and Awards Banquet on December 10, 2016 at Farmington Gardens. The evening began with a blessing from our chaplain the Reverend George Roberts, a welcome from President Bonnie Sudell and an overview of the past year from Chief Russell Nelson. Captain Gary Petersen was recognized for being the Town of Farmington’s Firefighter of the Year. Members recognized for passing probation included Jadin James, Gregory Jefferson, Patrick Malchar, Keith Orr, Tyshawn Pemberton, Toby Santiago and Szymon Stopka. Years of service pins were awarded to Vincenzo Garcia and Jesse Garrard for five years, Patrick Royce for twenty-five years, David Iser for thirty years and Past Chief John Nelson for forty-five years.
During the past year, The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1,413 calls. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the following members who responded to more than 25% of the Department’s calls: Assistant Chief David Czlapinski, Engineer Matthew Czlapinski, EMS Coordinator James Moynihan, Deputy Chief Brian Nelson, Past Chief John Nelson, Chief Russell Nelson, Captain Keith Orr, Captain Gary Petersen and Lieutenant Luis Segarra. Captain Keith Orr was recognized as the Department’s newest EMT. CPR Save pins were awarded to the following members who were part of a team that achieved CPR saves: career firefighter David Koplowitz and Katherine Wollenberg for a call on January 11, 2016; Lieutenant Thomas Stevens, Peter Haines and Pawel Wroblewski for a call on September 11, 2016 and Captain Gary Petersen, Irma Butler and Pawel Wroblewski for a call on November 28, 2016.
Other awards presented that evening included Top Responder to Fire Calls – Past Chief John Nelson; Top Responder to Medical Calls – Past Chief John Nelson; Rookie Firefighter of the Year – Gregory Jefferson; Rookie EMT of the Year – Jesse Garrard; Most Improved Firefighter – Lieutenant Luis Segarra; Most Improved EMT – Secretary Jadin James; Best Use of Technical Skills – Engineer Matthew Czlapinski; Best Use of Medical Skills – Peter Haines; Achievement Award – David Iser; Chief’s Award – Captain Keith Orr; Petersen Award – Lieutenant Thomas Stevens; Administrative Member of the Year – Margaret Litteral; EMT of the Year – Captain Gary Petersen and Firefighter of the Year – Past Chief John Nelson.
The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department held its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers October 4, 2016 at the firehouse at 94 South Road
Elected to serve two
year terms are Chief Russell Nelson ; Assistant Chief David Czlapinski and
Deputy Chief Brian Nelson . Elected to serve one year terms are First
Captain Gary Petersen; Second Captain Keith Orr; First Lieutenant Thomas
Stevens; Second Lieutenant Luis Segarra; President Bonnie Sudell; Vice President
Tammy Bagdigian; Secretary Jadin James and Treasurer Robert
East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department is pleased to announce the 2016 Golf Outing! Twenty-four years ago, we held our first golf outing fundraiser and over the years your support has helped us to better serve our Town. This year we are partnering with The Farmington Chamber of Commerce, combining our resources to create an event that should be fun and beneficial to us both.
This year’s outing will be held on:
Thursday, August 18th
@ Farmington Woods Golf Club.
The day will begin at 10:30 a.m. with registration, followed by lunch at 11:00 a.m. at Farmington Woods. At noon, we will play 18 holes of golf (scramble format), including complimentary beverages on the course. Following golf, there will be a cocktail hour, an awards ceremony and dinner at Farmington Woods. For those who don’t play golf, you may purchase a ticket for the dinner only.
This year’s outing will be held on Monday, June 22nd at Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington.
The day will begin at 11:00am with 18 holes of golf (Scramble Format). Complimentary food and beverage will be served on the course. Following golf, there will be a reception dinner held at Tunxis Plantation with music, bocce ball and cocktails. For those that don’t play golf you can buy a separate ticket for the reception. Click below to learn how you can become a sponsor or participate in our tournament.
The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Holiday Party and Awards Banquet on December 6, 2014 at Farmington Gardens. The evening began with a welcome from President Bonnie Sudell and an overview of the past year from Chief Russell Nelson. Members recognized for passing probation included Kamber Bulica, Matthew Czlapinski, Jeremy McLaurin, Luis Segarra, Thomas Stevens, Eric Trimm and Geoffrey Woolf. Years of service pins were awarded to Bruce Pierce for five years, Rachel Abrecht-Litchfield and Jon DiPietro for ten years, James Moynihan and Matthew Olshefski for fifteen years, Robert Sudell for thirty-five years and Anthony Flamio and Gary Petersen for forty years.
During the past year, The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department responded to 1,329 calls. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the following members who responded to more than 25% of the Department’s calls: Captain Christopher Berry, Assistant Chief David Czlapinski, Matthew Czlapinski, Jesse Garrard, Lieutenant Shaun Koch, Captain Kevin Moriarty, Past Chief John Nelson, Chief Russell Nelson, Deputy Chief Brian Nelson, Luis Segarra and Thomas Stevens.
Joshua Aponte, Hector Garcia, Peter Haines, Carlos Ortiz and Luis Segarra were recognized as the Department’s newest EMT’s. CPR Save pins were awarded to the following members who were part of a team that achieved CPR saves: Graham Eyres, Peter Haines, Sarrena Lombard and Chief Russell Nelson for a call on December 28, 2013; Graham Eyres, Deputy Chief Brian Nelson and Chief Russell Nelson for a call on January 25, 2014; Joshua Aponte, Captain Christopher Berry, Irma Butler and Luis Segarra for a call on February 23, 2014; Dennis Frazeo, Peter Haines, Captain Kevin Moriarty and Thomas Stevens for a call on March 11, 2014.
Other awards presented that evening included Top Responder to Fire Calls – Past Chief John Nelson; Top Responder to Medical Calls – Past Chief John Nelson; Rookie Firefighter of the Year – Thomas Stevens; Rookie EMT of the Year – Peter Haines; Most Improved Firefighter – Matthew Czlapinski; Most Improved EMT – Katherine Wollenberg; Best Use of Technical Skills – Captain Kevin Moriarty; Best Use of Medical Skills – Lieutenant Shaun Koch; Part-Time Staff Member of the Year – Past Chief John Nelson; Career Staff Member of the Year – Dennis Frazeo; Achievement Award – Assistant Chief David Czlapinski; Chief’s Award –Katherine Wollenberg; Petersen Award – Past Chief John Nelson; Line Officer of the Year – Captain Christopher Berry; EMT of the Year – Deputy Chief Brian Nelson and Firefighter of the Year – Captain Christopher Berry.
A few safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween.
Treats: Warn children not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined them for evidence of tampering.
Flame Resistant Costumes: When purchasing a costume, masks, beards, and wigs, look for the label Flame Resistant. Although this label does not mean these items won’t catch fire, it does indicate the items will resist burning and should extinguish quickly once removed from the ignition source. To minimize the risk of contact with candles or other sources of ignition, avoid costumes made with flimsy materials and outfits with big, baggy sleeves or billowing skirts.
Costume Designs: Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.
• For greater visibility during dusk and darkness, decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car’s headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle, and sporting goods stores.
• To easily see and be seen, children should also carry flashlights.
• Costumes should be short enough to prevent children from tripping and falling.
• Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes . Mother’ s high heels are not a good idea for safe walking.
•Hats and scarfs should be tied securely to prevent them from slipping over children’s eyes.
• Apply a natural mask of cosmetics rather than have a child wear a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or obscure vision. If a mask is used, however, make sure it fits securely and has eyeholes large enough to allow full vision.
• Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be of soft and flexible material.
Pedestrian Safety: Young children should always be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible child. All children should WALK, not run from house to house and use the sidewalk if available, rather than walk in the street. Children should be cautioned against running out from between parked cars, or across lawns and yards where ornaments, furniture, or clotheslines present dangers.
Choosing Safe Houses: Children should go only to homes where the residents are known and have outside lights on as a sign of welcome.
• Children should not enter homes or apartments unless they are accompanied by an adult.
• People expecting trick-or-treaters should remove anything that could be an obstacle from lawns, steps and porches. Candlelit jack-o’-lanterns should be kept away from landings and doorsteps where costumes could brush against the flame. Indoor jack-o’-lanterns should be kept away from curtains, decorations, and other furnishings that could be ignited.
The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. held its Annual Meeting and Election of Officers on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the firehouse at 94 South Road. Elected to serve two year terms are Chief Russell Nelson, Assistant Chief David Czlapinski and Deputy Chief Brian Nelson. Elected to serve one year terms are First Captain Kevin Moriarty, Second Captain Christopher Berry, First Lieutenant Shaun Koch, President Bonnie Sudell, Vice President Peter Haines, Secretary Katherine Wollenberg and Treasurer Robert Sudell.
On Saturday October 25 (rain date Oct. 26), from 11am – 3pm at 1690 New Britain Ave. Farmington, CT, Farmington will host a Car Show benefiting the Town of Farmington and Avon Fire Department’s Fire Training Facility. The show will feature antique, classic, sports, and muscle cars, as well as antique fire apparatus! Show car entry will be a $10.00 donation and spectators are free. There is no cut off year for car entry and there will be door prizes for show cars. Proceeds will be used to build the new live fire training facility. For more information go to www.farmingtoncarshow.weebly.com or find us on Facebook at Farmington Car Show CT. For more information you may e-mail email@example.com . Please no alcohol or pets.
The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department will hold its 22nd Annual Golf Outing on Monday, June 9th at Blue Fox Run Golf Course in Avon. The day will begin at 11:00 a.m. with 18 holes of golf, including complimentary food and beverages on the course. Following golf, there will be an awards ceremony and dinner and The Stonewell Restaurant, including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a choice of entrees, accompanied by salad, desserts, fruit and beverages. Cost per golfer is $150. For more information please contact firefighter Patrick Royce firstname.lastname@example.org or Vice President Jack Nelson at email@example.com.