The Flanders Fire Department honored top-responding firefighters and announced the firefighter of the year at its 65th annual inspection dinner last Saturday night. Members were also awarded for milestones in their years of service.
David “Bubba” Fox, Flanders’ top responder for 2012, was also awarded firefighter of the year. Fox was presented with a plaque and a red baseball cap, on which “Firefighter of the Year” is embroidered.
Nicole Brooks was awarded as the second top-responder and Daniel McGuire as the third.
Service awards were as follows:
Ronald Hintze – 30 years of service
David Schaffauer – 20 years of service
Scott Stenger – 20 years of service
Nicholas Van Vliet – five years of service
Greg Spano – five years of service
Nicole Brooks – five years of service
Ryan Abrahamsen – five years of service
Joseph Jasinski – five years of service
Flanders Fire Department Chief Todd Ryan expressed his thanks to the Riverhead Fire Department for standing by during the event.
RiverheadLOCAL photos by Emil Breitenbach Jr.
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