On the evening of Saturday March 10th, 2018, the Selkirk Fire Department held its annual Installation Dinner at the Birch Hill Estate in Castle-On-Hudson NY.
Our Emcee for the evening was Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, who has been a great friend to our department, and is also a past member. His family is a large part of our department’s history.
Some highlights of the evening were the presentation to Past Chief Bill Asprion of his new Past Chief Badges, and his helmet, given with a display stand from Paul Conway Shields.
Chief Joe Michaniw was presented with a plaque in recognition of his past years as 1st Assistant of the District where he worked extremely hard as the District Training Officer.
Past Commissioner Barak Strock was not in attendance, but was recognized with a plaque for his past years of service on the Board Of Fire Commissioners.
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Pastor, and Department Chaplain Pastor Mark Mueller was presented a plaque for all of his support to our department over the years.
Service Award Recognition was given to the following department members:
40 Years: Firefighter Barry Morehouse
30 Years: 1st Asst. Chief Tom Neri
25 Years: Firefighter George Morehouse
20 Years: Past Commissioners Paul Miller & Dale Richter
15 Years: Commissioner George TenEyck
10 Years: Co. 2 President Ed Ward
5 Years: FF Chelsie Alderson, 1st Lt. Jeremy Benassi, FF Jimmy Bercharlie, FF Zack Myers, & FF Erica Wegrzyn
A big thank you to the following people/groups, for helping make our dinner a success:
Birch Hill Catering, DJ Billy Hardy, Action Photo Booths, and Sidewinder Photography (Jeffrey Belschwinder).