The East Town of Dunkirk Fire Company held its installation banquet on Saturday at the fire hall.
Senator Catharine Young presented proclamations to three outstanding members: Ronald Martin for 50 years of service, Dorothy Roman for 63 years and an active charter member of the East Dunkirk Fire Company Auxiliary, and Rudy Halicki for his 63 years of service and also a charter member of the fire company. Accepting for Rudy Halicki was his brother, Ronald Halicki.
Chief Joel Biscaro handed out many awards. Terry Grisanti was the recipient of the Most Hours of Training Award and received a truckman's ax. Kyle Damon received a personal truckman's ax and award for Service Above and Beyond. Gregory Berg and Daniel Berg both received dress patches for being inducted as new members.
The East Town of Dunkirk Ladies Auxiliary recently held its installation banquet. Officers are as follows, from left: Vice President Julie Sek, Trustees Janice Ganey and Donna Berg, Dorothy Roman, 63-year member; Secretary Kristina Damon, President Bonnie Purol, Treasurer Brenda Martin and Trustee Betty Pagan.
First row: Third Assistant Chief Rob Schiarno, Second Assistant Chief Brian Purol, First Assistant Chief Paul Miller and Chief Joel Biscaro. Second row: President Jim Ganey, Foreman Chris Michalak, Board of Directors member Scott Pagano, Foreman Kyle Damon, Sue Kupkowski, Senator Catharine Young and Dave Burlingame. Back row: Financial Secretary Richard Purol, Gregory Berg, Treasurer Jennifer Hudson-Carter, Board of Directors member Richard Mackowiak, Vice President Juan Pagan and EMS Captain Leonard Kupkowski.
The officers sworn in by The Honorable Priscilla Penfold were: Chief Joel Biscaro, First Assistant Chief Paul Miller, Second Assistant Chief Brian Purol, Third Assistant Chief Rob Schiarno, Foremen Chris Michalak and Kyle Damon, EMS Captain Leonard Kupkowski, President Jim Ganey, Vice President Juan Pagan, Treasurer Jennifer Hudson-Carter, Financial Secretary Richard Purol; Board of Directors: Francis Main, Scott Pagano and Richard Mackowiak.