2020 Annual Banquet Awardees

   The fire department holds an annual banquet in January to recognize the efforts of its members in serving the community the previous year. Each year, Firefighter of the Year and Member of the Year awards are presented to the firefighters that went above and beyond the normal expectations and a Most Incidents award for the firefighter making the greatest number of alarms the previous year.

   Additionally, service awards are presented in five-year increments to those members achieving 20, 25, 30, 35 etc. years of continuous service. Members reach Honorary Life Member status after achieving 20 years of active service. Below are some pictures of the 2020 awardees and their achievements. Photos courtesy of Jamie Todd, department photographer.

   Congratulations to all the awardees. Keep up the great work.

Firefighter of the Year​
Samantha Lipp,  preparing for Firefighter I certification, completing the six-class Essentials of Firefighting program and being elected Vice President for 2020.
Most Incidents
Jason Copley for answering the call to duty 270 times in 2019 [76.7%]. Jason joined the department in June 2014, currently serves as Trustee and is a member of the Honor Guard.
Member of the Year
Anthony 'Tony' Stillitano for serving as the longest-running officer in department history: Treasurer since 1992 [28 years!], working over 30+ years of Fish Frys on his day off and serving as Engine Captain.
2020 Annual Service Awards
Harry Leasure for achieving 25 years of service with the department. Harry is an Honorary Life member and currently serves as Secretary, an office he has held on and off since 2002.
Harry is shown with a Proclamation from the PA Senate courtesy of Sen. Kim Ward.
Other Photos from the Banquet
The Honor Guard presents the colors during the opening ceremonies. Left to right: Craig Bromke, Jr., Glenn Miller, Sgt. of Arms, Brandon Todd and Barry Smith, Leader. Barry Smith leads retreat of the Color Guard after the Pledge of Alligiance.
Members enjoying the Banquet included [l-r, front row]: Jamie Todd, Yadwinder Singh, Paul Todd, Harry Leasure, Barry Smith,
Austin Stinebiser and Samantha Lipp.
Back row: Robert Cammarata, Jr., David Hauger, William Zaverl, Craig Bromke, Jr., Glenn Miller, Jason Copley, Anthony Stillitano, Noah Mull, Jan Stawovy, Brandon Todd and Hunter Cammarata. Missing from the photo is William Byers.