Department honors its post-Sandy helpers
WHBVFD officers being sworn in by state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr.
Dr. Stephen Reis, a former member of the WHBVFD who now lives in Pittsburgh, was honored for his help in securing new vehicles for the department after Sandy.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, second from left, accepts his honorary commissionership from Udowitch, Zych and Cohen.
Roger Gendron, president of the Hamilton Beach Civic Association, and his wife Holly were honored by the department for operating a relief center in the firehouse after Hurricane Sandy. Presenting their awards are WHBVFD Deputy Chief Andy Zych, left, and Chief Jonah Cohen.
WHBVFD firefighter James McCabe accepts the Bernard Eck Response Award from Cohen and Zych.
WHBVFD Treasurer Mitch Udowitch accepted the chief’s award from Kevin Delano Jr., son of the award’s namesake, former WHBVFD Chief Kevin Delano, and Delano Jr.’s fiancee, Meghan.