A great time had by all
The Norwich Fire Departments annual recognition awards dinner was held on March 23, 2019 at the new Fire and Police Facility. This story will have five (5) links that you can click to check out the various parts of this event. There are also many photos. photo credits for this story goes to Norwich Fire and myself.
Norwich Fire and Police safety Building
Norwich Fire and Police safety building
Fire Department Program (Agenda) Click here to see agenda
Matt Swett explains the evening events and starts the program
The Fire Department Awards ceremony 2018 year in Review can be seen here by clicking the link below.
The various awards that were given out can be seen here
India and Caroline receive the Jump Start Award
Eric Friets receives the Behind the Scenes Award
Chris Maeder receives the Member of the year award
Years-of-Service Pins can be seen here:
2019 Years of Service pins can be seen here and photos are below
Sydney Smith receives her 10 year pin
John Kerr receives his 5 year pin
Steve Folz receives his 5 year pin (Kandy Folz also receives one but no photo available)
The official badges that will be awarded and ceremony table
Chief Alex Northern congratulating the new officers as Deputy Chief Matt Swett leads the applause
Pete Griggs being pinned by his wife Sydney Smith
Mark Nickles, Chris Maeder, and Aaron Lamperti being pinned by their family members
Group photo after their promotions and pinning ceremony
Fire Company Group Photo
Here are some photos of the family members who attended and some photos that were on the wall showing Fire department members and history.
The Chiefs Wall
Some fun community events
Some fire scenes and training classes
More photos of these events
Structure fires and training exercises
Various training scenes and some fun stuff too !
And a whole lot more to see
Setting up the Pot Luck dinner
Everyone brings something to the table
Going through the chow line
Waiting to settle in and start the event
Now there is a happy table
Starting the slide show
Matt and family members All smiles here !
Some invited guests from other departments
A nice crowd taking it all in and enjoying the dinner too!
A proud family of a soon to be firefighter among the crowd and some newly -weds
Just getting situated
I think they know each other pretty well
Hey, I know this group
listening to presentation
That was delicious
They seem to be having a good time
And some familiar faces
Another nice group photo of newly promoted officers and their families
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