On Sat., Dec. 7, the Ellicottville Fire Department held its installation banquet.

New officers elected are as follows:

President, Jack Rogan;                    1st VP, John Golley; 2nd VP, Paula Ayrhart; Secretary, Deb Fredrickson; Treasurer, Jim Golley ; Sgt At Arms, Paula Ayrhart; Chief, Tony Crowley; 1st Asst.Chief, Jim Golley; 2nd Asst. Chief, Jason Byrne; 3rd Asst. Chief, Dan Kruszynski; Fire Captain, Gene Raecher; 1st Asst. Fire Captain, John Golley; 2nd Asst. Fire Captain, Brian Fuller;         Director 3yrs, Jack Rogan; Director 3 yrs, Ed Fredrickson; County Delegate, John Cady; Southwestern Delegate; Fire Police Captain, Dick Bowen.

Our fire department responded to 129 fire calls in 2012. The Ellicottville/Great Valley Ambulance transported and treated 319 patients. The outstanding firemen of the year were Rick and Glenda Jackson.  Two 5 year service awards were given to Jessica and Nicole Gebauer. 10 year service awards went to Ed Welsh and Debbie Fredrickson. A 20 year service award went to Kevin Morton, a 30 year service award went to John Golley, and a 45 year service award went to Jack Rogan.  A big thank you to all for their dedication of time and talents.

The Ellicottville Fire Department would like to extend a thank you  to the following local businesses and residents who contributed to the installation banquet by donating some wonderful door prizes and their year-round support:Holiday Valley, M & T Bank, Fitzpatrick & Weller Inc., Mud Sweat & Gears, Subway, Red Door Ski Shop, Dina’s, Kabobs, The Ellicottville Brewing Company, Watson’s Chocolates, Coffee Culture, Winery of Ellicottville, Balloons, The Purple Door Knob, Touch of Ellicottville, Weed Ross Agency, Gado Gado, Windgate, Tops, Five Star Bank, Dom’s Butcher Block, Madigans, Tips Up, Bikes & Bean, A New Beginning Massage, Alexandra, and The Depot.

The Ellicottville Fire Department is accepting applications for new members. Our monthly meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm. For more information, call 353-0354.

Respectfully submitted by Jeanne M Brown