Two New Hires for Norwich
By RYAN FLAHERTY, Correspondent | May 28, 2021 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 061121109
Photo by Ryan FlahertyNorwich City Clerk Betsy Barrett administering the oath of office.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyChief Montoya addressing the new firefighters.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyPast Chief of the Taftville Fire Department, Robert Dugas pinning his grandson Kyle Markey.
Photo by Ryan FlahertyJulia Girard pinning the badge on her husband Lucas.
Photo by Kristen BerryNorwich Firefighters Ryan Flaherty & Kyle Markey were both longtime members of the Yantic Fire Co. before getting hired. Also pictured are Past Chiefs Rick O'Connell and Ron Stolz with Firefighter Tom Quinley, Lt. Ryan Mocek and Assistant Chief Paul O'Connell.
NORWICH, CT - On Thursday, May 27th, Norwich Firefighters Kyle Markey and Lucas Girard graduated the Connecticut Fire Academy Recruit Class 67.
Firefighter Markey received the William Deford Memorial Award, which recognizes a recruit for excellence in physical capacity, work ethic, attitude and attention to detail. The following day, the Norwich Fire Department held a badge pinning ceremony which was nice to welcome family and friends back into the building. Norwich City Clerk Betsy Barrett administered the oath to both gentlemen.
Kyle had his badge pinned on by his grandfather, Robert Dugas, a past chief of the Taftville Fire Department. Lucas had his badge pinned on by his wife, Julia. Kyle will be assigned to Captain Curtin on 1 Shift while Lucas will be under the supervision of Captain Dziavit on 4 shift.
We welcome both of you to the Norwich Fire Department and look forward to working with you.
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