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Kevin Kowalski, Deputy Chief of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and Fire Marshal for the Simsbury Fire District was inducted into the Connecticut State Firefighter Association's Hall of Fame at a ceremony held recently at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

Chief Kowalski's work at the State and Federal levels for the improvement in the Fire Service and Public Protection was noted as one of many accomplishments his 42 plus year fire service career. Chief Kowalski, in his acceptance speach, stated that he was humbled by the nomination and opportunity to join others before him who have made significant contributions to the fire service.  He went on to encourage others to "get involved by joining the variety of Fire Service Organizations available". 

Chief Kowalski was 1 of 11 members of the fire service who were inducted in to the Hall of Fame this year.  The induction ceremony was attended by over 500 members of the Connecticut Fire Service and included his Wife (a member of the Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary), his Daughter and Son-in-Law (both Captains for the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company), his Father, his Brother and other family and friends.

 

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       Gianni's wife Mary "pins" the new "Member" badge on her husband                     Chief Jim Baldis congratulates Gianni after receiving his new badge.

  

           Regular Member Gianni Zunino and his wife Mary.                                              Regular Member Gianni Zunino with his wife and parents.

Volunteer Firefighter Gianni Zunino, who is assigned to the Firetown Station, was awarded his regular badge after successfully completing his probationary period which included becoming State Certified Firefighter 1.

 Gianni joined the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company a little more than a year ago as a Probationary Member.  Gianni was able to complete his necessary training both in house and his state certification program that allowed him to be recommended for regular membership by his station officer, Captain Jason Gilbert.  A vote of Gianni's peers confirmed the recommendation and his regular badge was presented to Gianni at a ceremony held at the Firetown Station attended by Fire Company members from all 6 stations, as well as Gianni’s family members which included his wife, daughter and newborn son as well as Gianni's parents.

The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company welcomes new probationary member to the organization.

 Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members to join our organization.  To learn more about this exiting and rewarding opportunity click on this Membership information link or call 860-658-1971.

Firefighter Austin Grandahl who is assigned to the Weatogue Station received his Engineers Badge for Engine 5 at a recent business meeting of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company.  As Engineers, members are assigned specific apparatus for which they are required to perform weekly inspections and checks on all the equipment to insure they are ready to respond to an emergency.  These checks, which can take up to two hours to complete are essential to the readiness that Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company maintains for the protection of the community.  Presenting the badge is Weatogue Captain Vic Civitillo along with Weatogue Lieutenant Ryan Esthus and Chief of Department Jim Baldis. 

For more information about the Fire Company and becoming a member please click on this link: MEMBERSHIP

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