Stafford Fire Department honors top volunteers, installs 2011 officers
The Stafford Volunteer Fire Department held its annual installation dinner and awards ceremony at the Clarion Hotel in Batavia on Saturday night.
Above, Karen Nostrant, who received the Chief's Award from Fire Chief Dave Rumsey, dedicates her award to the late 3rd Assistant Chief Paul Hendel, who died Feb. 17 at the age of 49.
Brian Breemes (pictured below with Rumsey) was named Firefighter of the Year. Breemes achieved 226.7 hours of firematic/EMS activity.
Ben Fox won the EMS Achievement Award with 154 hours.
The most EMS training hours were achieved by Chris Scopano with 170.5 hours, while Chris Bobo had most firematic training hours at 126.17.
The department has 40 active members. Total activity and training hours for the department in 2010 was 3,880.48.
The department responded to 237 calls: Fire, 39, rescue and EMS, 146, hazardous condition (no fire), 10, service calls, 2, good intention calls, 28, and false alarms, 12.
More pictures after the jump:
Tom Laird, master of ceremonies.
Bill Taylor, "Best Patient of the Year." (Taylor volunteered many times to be the "victim" in training sessions).