Annual Fire Department Awards dinner (photo essay included)

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

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Fire Department Awards Program

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.

Norwich Fire 2018 Year in review

The various awards that were given out can be seen here

Fire Company Dinner Recognition awards

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)

Pinning Ceremony

Pinning ceremony can be seen here

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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