Longtime Fire Department Members Honored By State, Peers

Each of those honored has dedicated decades of service.

Photo Credit:Bruno Semon
Photo Credit:Bruno Semon
Heroes in the community were honored for their years of devotion, dedication and courage Thursday night as members of the Southold and Mattituck Fire Department were recognized.

According to Southold Fire Department Captain Joe McCarthy, "several longtime members of our Departments were honored by New York State and by their peers for their longtime devotion to our Fire Departments and to the Fire Police Squads."

On Thursday, the North Fork Volunteer Fire Police Association held their semi-annual business meeting at the Greenport Fire Department Headquarters, McCarthy said.

The following members were honored by the New York State Volunteer Fire Police Association for their many years of service, through their Division 7 Director, Bruno Semon of Orient:  

Southold Fire Department:

Robert Boergesson, Southold, NY, 50 years of service.

John Pontino, Peconic, NY, 52 years of service.

William Park, Southold, NY, 54 years of Service

George Berry Sr., Southold, NY, 60 years of service.

Robert C Mallgraf, Southold, NY, 60 years of service.

Mattituck Fire Department:   

Alan C. Dickerson, Mattituck, NY, 57 years of service.

Carl Stelzer, Mattituck, NY, 59 years of service.

Barney Harris, Mattituck NY, 62 years of service.

Walter R. Fraker, Mattituck, NY, 65 years of service.

Photo 1

Front row: Southold F.D. Fire Police Captain Joe McCarthy, George Berry Sr., Robert Mallgraf, John Pontino.

Standing: North Fork Volunteer Fire Police Association President Tom Watkins, Southold FD Second Assist and Chief James Rich III, Southold FD 1st Assistant Chief Peggy Killian, Bill Park, Southold FD Chief Bill Byrnes, Robert Boergesson, and Bruno Semon. 

Photo 2:
Bruno Semon, Carl Stelzer, Fire Police Captain John Sawicki, Barney Harris, Tom Watkins, Walter Fraker.
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