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Nine Middlebury firefighters honored at annual meeting

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury Fire Department and Battell Hose Company held their joint annual awards dinner on Dec. 1, 2018, at the American Legion Post 27 in Middlebury. The dinner was attended by current, former, and life members of the Middlebury Fire Department, as well as by the members of the board of directors of the Battell Hose Company, and guests. New Haven Fire Department Assistant Chief Dean Gilmore served as the master of ceremonies.
Chief David Shaw presided over the annual presentation of awards, which recognizes the contributions and efforts of the members of the Middlebury Fire Department.
Service awards were presented to the following members:
•  Firefighter Blake Harrison for five years of service.
•  Associate Member Barbara Pratt for five years of service.
•  Firefighter Keegan Sullivan for 10 years of service.
•  Firefighter Mike Mayone for 25 years of service.
•  Firefighter Ronald Warner for 30 years of service.
•  Dispatcher Larry Volkert for 35 years of service.
Captain Donald Mason received the Captain Richard E. Hayes Training Award for the most hours of training in the department for the prior year (2017) at 110 hours. This award is given in memory of Captain Hayes, who passed away in 2001.
Firefighters Blake Harrison and Mike Mayone received the chiefs’ award for outstanding service.
Chief Shaw also presented medals of valor to Assistant Chief Patrick Shaw and Firefighter Paul Garrow for their extraordinary efforts at the scene of a fatal structure fire in Middlebury on Dec. 14, 2016.

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