Western Fire Department installs officers
WESTERN OFFICERS — The Town of Western Volunteer Fire Department installed its civil officers during a ceremony on Saturday at the fire station, 9305 Route 46. From left are: Kyle Weissmuller, president; Peter Giesse, treasurer; Kylee Weissmuller, secretary; and Paul Mierek, vice president. The department provides a wide range of services for its service area, from firefighting to emergency medical services to traffic control for accidents and other incidents.
(Sentinel photos by John Clifford)
LINE OFFICERS — Among those leading the line for the Town of Western Volunteer Fire Department are line officers, from left: Peter Giesse, second assistant; Peter Grocholski, third assistant; Chet Lippy, 50-year member; Mike Anania, fire chief; and Fred Sherman, first assistant. The Western Fire Department, which evolved from a bucket brigade in the 1800’s, has a variety of training programs, ranging from firefighting to support groups to medical technician and search and rescue.
STILL ANSWERING THE CALL — The Town of Western Volunteer Fire Department honored a pair of longtime members for service during its installation ceremony on Saturday at the Route 46 fire station. Honored were Jack Olney, left, for 70 years of service, and Chet Lippy, a 50-year member of the department. New volunteers are always welcome, according to the department’s Facebook page, which contains information on how people can become volunteers and/or support the department.
(Sentinel photo by John Clifford)