Huntington Manor FD Installs New Officers, Presents Awards & Honors James Conte

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Story & Photos by Steve Silverman

The Huntington Manor Fire Department recently held their 110th Annual Installation Dinner where the new officers for 2013 were installed and awards presented. Following the presentation of colors by the Huntington Manor Honor Guard, Chaplain Deacon Edward Billia delivered the invocation and prayer for departed members.

The following officers were installed by the Board of Fire Commissioners:

Department Officers – Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., First Assistant Chief Frank McQuade, Second Assistant Chief Mike DePasquale, Third Assistant Chief Jon Hoffmann. Corresponding Secretary Lisa Fusaro, Recording Secretary Robert Eng, Treasurer Vincent Bifano, Financial Secretary Clifford Sutkevich, Chaplain Deacon Edward Billia, Associate Chaplain Thomas Petriano.

Hook and Ladder Company – Captain Shadon “Chuck” Brady, First Lieut. James Glidden, Second Lieut. Neville Schum, Secretary Laura Scicchitano, Treasurer Brian Nelson, Financial Secretary James Pentecost.

Hose Company No. 1 – Captain Travis Mortensen, First Lieut. Domenick Pastore, Second Lieut. Brian Christen, Secretary Lisa Fusaro, Treasurer John Rubcewich, Jr., Financial Secretary Robert Tellefsen. Fire Police – Captain David Schombs, Lieut. Thomas Krumpter.

The Board of Fire Commissioners and Chiefs presented awards to outgoing Chief Gary Hatton recognizing his dedicated service as Chief from 2011-2012.

Firefighter Ron Schankin received an award from the Board for his dedicated service as Fire Safety Educator.

The Hook and Ladder Company presented their Firefighter of the Year Award to Lieutenant Neville Schum.

The Hose Company presented their Probationary Firefighter of the Year Award to Mike Colonna, with the Firefighter of the Year Award going to Ron Schankin.

The Richard Holst Inspirational Award was presented to the family of the late Assemblyman James Conte, who was a great friend and supporter of the department. The award was accepted by Conte’s wife Debra, and daughter Sarah. The award is presented in the memory of Ex-Captain and Chaplain Richard Holst, who died in the Line of Duty in 2009.

The Peter A. Nelson Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Ex-Chief Alan Bayley for his many years of devoted service. This award is presented in the memory of Huntington Manor Chief and FDNY Firefighter Peter Nelson who was killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The highlight of the ceremony was when the new Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., honored his father, Fred Steenson, Sr., by bestowing him the rank of Honorary Chief for having achieved 50 years of active and dedicated service. Last year, the 120 volunteer firefighters of Huntington Manor FD answered 1,133 emergency calls.

Photo below: – Fred Steenson, Jr., left, the new Chief of the Huntington Manor Fire Department, presents his father Fred Steenson, Sr., right, with an award elevating his rank to Honorary Chief marking his 50 years of active service.

Steensen Award

Photo below: – The Richard Holst Inspirational Award was presented to the family of the late Assemblyman James Conte recognizing his great friendship and support of the Huntington Manor FD. From left, are Second Assistant Chief Mike DePasquale, Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., with Sarah and Debra Conte, Noreen Holst, First Assistant Chief Frank McQuade, and Third Assistant Chief Jon Hoffmann.

HMFD Conte Award

Photo below: The Peter A. Nelson Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Ex-Chief Alan Bayley for his many years of devoted service. From left, are Third Assistant Chief Jon Hoffmann, Chief Fred Steenson, Jr., Alan Bayley, outgoing Chief Gary Hatton, Second Assistant Chief Mike DePasquale, and First Assistant Chief Frank McQuade.

Bayley Award

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