Photos: Bethany fire holds annual installation dinner
Bill Shea was honored Saturday night at Bethany Town Hall for his 50 years of service to the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department.
The thank you and gift of a jacket was part of an evening that included other awards, recognitions and the swearing in of firematic officers and board members.
The 2015 officers are Jeff Fluker, chief, Jeff Pietrzykowski, 1st assistant chief, Bradley Fluker, 2nd assistant chief, Jamie Fluker, captain, Jeremy Hausfelder, lieutenant, Mel Davis, EMS captain, Jim Duval, EMS lieutenant, George Larish, fire police captain.
During a memorial service at the end of the evening, members who have passed were remembered, including Louis Gayton, a former chief as well as former highway superintendent and former supervisor. Above, Jeff Fluker lights the candles on the memorial. The flowers he's holding were presented to Gayton's widow.
Jamie Fluker was named Firefighter of the Year.
LaurelLi Jackett received the Chief's Award.
More pictures after the jump:
Former Chief Ryan Morgan was recognized for his service.
Chief Fluker presented flowers to his wife as a thank you for all her support of the Fluker family of volunteers and the rest of the department.
Jeremy Haufelder received the EMS Award from Mel Davis.
Jim Duval presents Mel Davis with a plaque in recognition of her 10 years with EMS.
Gail Smith was honored for her support of the department.
Jim Duval responded to the most calls in 2014.