Vails Gate Fire Department held their 109th Installation/Awards Dinner on March 9 at Anthony’s Pier Nine. After Stephen Sager welcomed everyone to the occasion the Invocation was given by Chaplain Gale Dingwell.
Incoming Administrative Officers were announced and are: President Stephen Benetti, Vice President Michael Swankie , Treasurer Christopher Sweeney. 2019 Line Officers: Chief William Powles, First Ass’t Chief James Merritt, Second Ass’t. Chief John Ridt, Captain Gregory S. Lynady, First Lieutenant Shawn Connelly, Second Lieutenant Sr. William Gayton, Second Lieutenant Jr. Incoming Chief John Morales presented outgoing Chief Chris Sweeney with his Ex-Chief Badge. President Bendetti gave out service awards to members that have been longtime members. 45-Year Member Joe Bigg was given a standing ovation for his service. Chief Powles gave awards for the firematic side. After dinner there was dancing.
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