Tuesday, July 23, 2013

OFPD recognizes nine firefighters for longevity, 20 and 35 years of services

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OFPD recognizes nine firefighters for longevity, 20 and 35 years of services

The Orland Fire Protection District recognized nine firefighters Tuesday for their longevity with OFPD Fire Chief Ken Brucki presenting them each with accolades and recognition for their service.

Brucki presented recognitions to six firefighters for 20 years of service and threefold firefighters for 35 years of service.

"I want to thank all of you for your many years of service. You have all served us well and we are proud of you," Brucki said at Tuesday's OFPD board meeting.

"I admire you all for the dedication you have shown to serving our district and our public."

Brucki joined OFPD Trustees Blair Rhode, Jayne Schirmacher, John Brudnak, Chris Evoy and Board President James Hickey in congratulating the nine firefighters.

The recipients are Firefighter/Paramedic Terry Campagne, Engineers Edward Dunne, Pamela Exline, Joseph Mandekich and Robert Murphy III, and Lieutenant Michael Srncik for 20 years of service, and Battalion Chief William Bonnar and Lieutenants Michael Copple and William Leddin for 35 years of fire service.

Each recipient was give a plaque to recognize their service and a service pin.

Bonnar, who received recognition for 35 years of service, generated laughter from the board and audience when he quipped, "Well, we're halfway there now."

(Photos Courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District and Battalion Chief Dan Smith):

From left: Engineer Robert Murphy III, Lieutenant Michael Srncik, Engineers Joseph Mandekich, Edward Dunne, and Firefighter/Paramedic Terry Campagne for 20 years of service. (Not pictured, Engineer Pamela Exline.)

35 Year recipients Lt. William Ledden, Battalion
Chief William Bonnar and Fire Chief Ken Brucki

35 year recipient Lt. Michael Copple and Fire Chief Ken Brucki