Thank you, Darien firefighters, including Chiefs Vic Pensiero, Shaun Volin and John Hessmer for your work protecting the town. We hope others join you. —This is part of a daily series of articles profiling the volunteers recognized in May at the Darien annual volunteer recognition luncheon organized by the Community Fund of Darien. About the Work of Darien’s Volunteer Firefighters
The Darien Board of Selectmen is honored and proud to nominate our three all-volunteer Fire Departments: Darien Fire Department, Noroton Fire Department and Noroton Heights Fire Department as our 2019 Darien Community Fund Volunteers of the Year!
The magnitude of contribution to our town can best be described in numbers:
* 1 Dedicated Mission to preserve life and property in Darien, on Interstate 95 and in cooperation with our neighboring towns
* 3 well trained, independently managed departments
* 24 fire response apparatuses and vehicles to manage
* 24/7/365 on-call service, putting emergency response before all else
* 124 years of volunteer fire service
* 173 active volunteer fire fighters
* 1948 total fire calls in 2018
* Priceless — the extraordinary commitment and dedication to the Town of Darien by the men and women who volunteer their time as fire service responders
Thank you Vic, Shaun and John thanks so very much! — by First Selectman Jayme Stevenson on behalf of the Board of Selectmen
About This Series
The profiles in this series were presented at the 2019 volunteer recognition luncheon held at the Darien Community Association and recorded (in this video) by Darien TV79.