Another volunteer joins the ranks
Garden City Fire Department Engine Company lieutenants recently took their oaths of office during a brief ceremony at village hall. Trustee and Fire Commissioner Robert Bolebruch did the honors.
Jonathan Parrella joined the department in November 2015. Before joining Garden City, Lieutenant Parrella was a member of the Hempstead Fire Department for parts of 15 years and completed multiple in-house training sessions while there. When he came to Garden City, he made certain to get certified on the county level as well. He currently works at JP Coins on Franklin Avenue in Garden City and is committed to making sure he is available to cover daytime shifts since he works so close by.
Thomas Fasano joined the department in June 2013. Prior to his membership in the department, he was a member of the Junior Firefighter Program for four years while in high school. When he joined, he enjoyed having an edge over other people that joined alongside him regarding skills and training learned while in the Juniors. He currently works as a local police aide alongside Third Assistant Chief Devyn Moody. Fasano looks forward to joining the officers ranks through his experience as an assistant adviser with the Junior Firefighter Program, a position he still holds today.
Also during the Dec. 19 board meeting, trustees approved another volunteer firefighter. Bobby Papadopoulos decided to join the department as a way to give back to his local community and to also set an example for his two young children. He had attended many events the department put on in the past which triggered his interest in being a part of the brotherhood. He currently works as a business associate at Quik Fund Inc. located on Stewart Avenue.
If interested in volunteering, visit www.gcfdny.com or call 516-465-4130.