CT Firefighters prep for CSFA Hall of Fame Dinner 2015
Once again, tradition prevails and firefighters statewide are working together to organize and present the Connecticut State Firefighters Association Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Dinner. So much has been going on behind the scenes as the event date draws near:
Wednesday April 8th, 2015.
CSFA invites members friends and families to celebrate and honor the achievement, dedication and commitment of members present and past.
The Class of 2015 Inductees
Larry Black, Watertown
Ralph Black, Jr., New Haven
Cathy Goetz, Haddam
Rev. Edward Goetz, Haddam
Frank Hilbert, Mystic
John Keenan (Deceased), Long Ridge, Stamford
Maurice McCarthy, Sr. (Deceased), Waterbury
John Platt, Jr., Mohegan Fire Co., Montville
Wayne Sandford, East Haven
Richard Symonds, Jr., Tolland
George H. Thompson (Deceased), Willimantic
John Walsh, Willimantic/Hartford
Robert White (Deceased), Westfield
Event: CSFA Seventh Annual Hall of Fame Dinner
When: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015, 6-7 pm Open Bar, 7pm Dinner
Where: The Aqua Turf Club, 556 Mulberry Street, Plantsville, CT
Price: $40 per person
Tickets are available at door or call:
CSFA Office (860) 423-5799, William Coffey(203) 746-1424 or Bob Guthrie (203) 934-7565
CSFA Hall of Fame Award Details and Requirements
Purpose: To recognize a present or former member(s) of an organized Fire Department who has served both his or her department and state association(s) above and beyond normal expectations over an extended period of time. They shall have demonstrated leadership and have shown themselves to be a motivating force for the betterment of the Fire Service throughout Connecticut and the United States. These persons shall have contributed in a positive way to the enrichment of the Fire Service organizations they represented. Recipients’ names will be placed in alocation of prominence as a remembrance of their efforts which have benefited and improved the Fire Service of the state.
Eligibility: Any Firefighter who has served in a Fire Department and who has contributed to the betterment of the Fire Service on a local state or national level.
Nomination: Only one nomination shall be submitted annually and must be a recognized member of a fire department or a recognized fire service organization in the state of Connecticut the nomination shall include positions, deeds, accomplishments and awards of distinction. Review of nominations will be made by the CSFA awards committee. Awards as a result of brave actions will be given under a separate format administered by CSFA.
Applications: To be completed on CSFA application forms and received by the CSFA Awards Committee no later than July 1st. Persons nominated by a Fire Department shall be on CSFA applications and signed or countersigned by the active Chief of Department as well as the submitter. Those nominated by a state association shall be signed by the current president. All applications will be kept on file and reviewed in subsequent years.
Awards: To be made annually at the Hall of Fame awards dinner. A pin and plaque of accomplishment will be awarded to each recipient or their family in case of posthumous award. The number of awards to be presented each year will be recommended by the Hall of Fame Committee to the Executive Committee of CSFA at the February meeting.
CSFA Online 2015