Rocky Point, NY - May 12, 2016 - On Saturday, May 7th, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Mount Sinai Volunteer Fire Department at their annual installation dinner at Majestic Gardens in Rocky Point.
Firefighters were given service recognition awards for the many years they have dedicated to protecting and ensuring the safety of the Mount Sinai Community. Recognition awards were given to the following: Stephen Kennedy and Vincent Tambone for 20 years of service; Nicholas Casamassa for 25 years of service; Stephen Applebaum, Daniel Desmond, Gerard Marino, and Christopher Venezia for 30 years of service; James Stravino for 35 years; William Cassenaar and James Trappen for 40 years of service; Elliot Perry for 45 years; and Ed Florsz for 60 years of service.
In addition, Andrew Samour was awarded a proclamation from Legislator Anker for his skills and bravery that saved a fellow firefighter while he was on duty as an air traffic control specialist.
“I would like to extend a warm thank you to the Mount Sinai Fire Department volunteers. Their tireless efforts and dedication to the community provides a sense of safety and security that we can all appreciate,” said Legislator Anker.
Along with the firefighters that received service recognition awards, Legislator Anker had the opportunity to recognize those who are both volunteer firefighters and veterans. Through Suffolk County’s veteran recognition program, Legislator Anker awarded pins to the following veterans: Todd Barraud, George Beckman, Nano Bustamante, William Cassenaar, John Guilfoyle, Janis Henderson, Henry Knoernschild, Gerry Marino, Noel Nunez, Robert Pobjecky, John Purcell, Edward Schultz, Paul Staudt, James Stravino Sr., Anthony Tricarico, and Nicholas Zoly.
For more information about the Mount Sinai Fire Department, visit their website.