Greenwich Fire Dept. Honors Volunteers


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10 Greenwich volunteer firefighters have just been honored for their work within the department.

“We are going to recognize people who over the past year have had some great accomplishments. There have been some good educational experiences, some great careers that are going to be honored tonight,” said Chief Peter Siecienski.

Jim Daine of the Sound Beach Fire Station won the inaugural Legacy Award from the Fire Chief. He is battling Parkinson’s Disease after many years with the department.

“I’m 46 years old and I can’t fight fire with you guys anymore. It sucks,” said Daine.

Fire officials say the almost 110 volunteers do many things for the Town, like save budget money and help in times of distress.

“So if a hurricane were to come through, we go from putting maybe 24 apparatus on the roads to over 40. When you’re in a multi day event, that’s what the Town needs,” said Siecienski.

For more information on the volunteer stations, visit www.greenwichct.org.

About Author: Paul Silverfarb

Paul Silverfarb, editor at the Sentinel, has been covering events in town for nearly a decade. Mr. Silverfarb is quite familiar with Fairfield County, as he grew up in Trumbull, currently resides in Fairfield and worked as sports editor of the Sentinel, Greenwich Post and Norwalk Citizen~News combined for nearly two decades. He graduated from Keene State College in New Hampshire. To get in touch with Paul, email editor@greenwichsentinel.com.

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