The Warwick Fire Department held their annual Installation Dinner on Sat., Mar. 24. Along with the installation of the line and civil officers, Jason Brasier was recognized and thanked for stepping in for a year as Chief of the Department.
Chris Gardner was recognized and thanked for his years of service, from 2010 to 2017, as the Department Safety Officer. Steve Stuart and Mike Contaxis were recognized and thanked for their terms served as Captains. Mike Passamano was recognized and thanked for his service as Commissioner to the Warwick NY Fire District.
A special thank you was offered to Don Coates for his beautiful and amazing work on the Warwick Fire Department Podium. His skill and craftsmanship never cease to amaze members of the Fire Department.
Recognition awards were handed out for Fire Prevention and Color Guard as well. A thank you was expressed to each member of the Fire Department for their service and dedication to the Warwick Fire Department. Also recognized were the families of the members who, through their support, make it possible for the Warwick Fire Department to serve the community.
The following Fire Department officers were installed: Chief, Phil Cialella; 1st Assistant Chief, Dan Schweikart; 2nd Assistant Chief, Mike Contaxis; Department President, Melissa Stevens; Department Vice President, Robin Kittner; Department Treasurer, Bill Lindberg; and Department Secretary, Deborah Schweikart. New officers installed at the Excelsior Hose Company #1 were: Captain, Tim Palmer; 2nd Lieutenant, Darrell Corti; Safety, Andy Schork; President, Mike Passamano; and Wardens, John Buckley and Chris Gardner.
Goodwill Hook and Ladder Company #1 installed the following new officers: Captain, Andrew Lemin; 1st Lieutenant, Robert Pappas; 2nd Lieutenant, Scotty Lemin; Safety, Marc-David Roe; President, Tom Gove; and Wardens, Marc-David Roe and John Olszewski.
The new slate of officers installed at the Raymond Hose Company #2 were: Captain, Joe Ingui; 1st Lieutenant, Kelly Brock; 2nd Lieutenant, John Knuth; Safety, Ed Schmidt; President, Dylan Gerstner; and Wardens, Joe Mauro and Barry O’Neill.
Engine Company #3 installed the following new officers: Captain, Dan Dixon; 1st Lieutenant, Alex Raynor; 2nd Lieutenant Steve Dixon; Safety, Mike Sinclair; President, Stephen Hordych; and Wardens, Mike Rega and Don Coates.
The Warwick Fire Police installed the following new officers: Fire Police Captain, Joe Ceravolo; Fire Police 1st Lieutenant, Michael Rega; and Fire Police 2nd Lieutenant, Robin Kittner.