West Lake hosted our 80th Anniversary Banquet at the Bel-Aire Clarion Hotel. Members, their families and specials guests gathered to celebrate the departments history.
Guests enjoyed a cock-tail hour, plated dinner, presentations of the departments history, service awards and a moment of silence for our fallen brothers throughout the 80 years. Following the program guests enjoyed music provided by DJ B-Lex.
Special thanks to Sean Lafferty for being the Emcee, Hon. Chief Dick Schau for being the key note speaker and for the outside agencies that were represented. We could not continue to do what we do, without the support of each of you.
The following members were recognized for their years of service to the department and their community:
5 Years: Firefighters Matt Heath, Eriq Schau
10 Years: Captain Andrew Carne, Lieutenant Patrick Carne and Firefighter Alex “Tuna” Scantlebury
15 Years: Firefighters Jeff Cole, Chris Hermann and George Bules
20 Years: Chief Richard Schau
25 Years: Hon. Chief Darryl Tavernese, Hon. Chief Rick Trohoske
35 Years: Assistant Chief Kirk McCaslin
45 Years: Hon. Chief Joe DiTullio
47 Years: Late Hon. Chief Robert Vitron
Firefighter of the Year: Dan Wingenbach
Rookie of the Year: Eriq Schau
Lifesaving Award: Mike Bracalento