2010 CFD Awards Banquet

The Court Yard Marriot put on a delicious buffet for the assembled members and guests.  Bartolotta's Florist provided complimentary corsages for the ladies, the Auxiliary did an awesome job with coffee and centerpieces for the tables

Past Chief and current Fire District Commissioner Don Swanson offered a moving prayer of thanks for firefighters and EMS providers both present and deceased in Cromwell and around the world.

Special Guests
Ed Meeker and guest - for all the hard work he did cleaning the back of Coles Rd.
Ed and Ann Bartolotta - Bartolotta Florist

This year's awards were presented as follows:

Member of the Year

Kevin Janicke

Challenge Coin Award    

  • Elaine Jones
  • Bill Clare
  • David Colligan
  • Victor Rollka
  • Richard Gish

55 Years of Service    

  • Donald Swanson

40 Years of Service    

  • Richard Loza

30 Years of Service    

  • Douglas Logan

25 Years of Service    

  • David Jahn

20 Years of Service    

  • Patricia Hallden
  • Elaine Jones

15 Years of Service    

  • Cheryl Regan

5 Years of Service    

  • Richard Gish
  • Kenneth Mucker
  • Neal Perron

Honorees for the evening

Each Year at this banquet, we make note of a significant call that touched members of our department during the previous year.  This year there were 3 calls that we all dread to hear, but the best possible outcome.  The last award for the "CPR Save" Award

CPR - Save:  Feb. 23, 2009 21:06: Shon Hatcher, Kevin Janicke, Craig Murphy
CPR - Save:  June 29, 2009 07:26: Bill McKnight, Joe Basilicato, Ed Urbansky, Jesse Atwell
CPR - Save: June 30, 2009 - 06:24: Ed Urbansky, Bill McKnight, Brett Hallden, Jessee Atwell

Special "CPR Save" pin awards to:
Shon Hatcher, Kevin Janicke, Craig Murphy, Stephen Pendl, Jesse Atwell, Joseph Basilicato, Michael Brown, Brett Hallden, William McKnight, Edward Urbansky

Our community thanks you for your dedication!