The 99th Annual Installation and
Inspection of the East Greenbush Fire Company was held at the Hilton Garden
Inn in Troy, New York on Saturday January 24, 2015.
Board of Fire Commissioners Chairman Christopher Linck conducted the inspection of the
members of Fire District No. 3 and President Marc Iorio welcomed the assembled members and distinguished guests in his
Presidential address. Fire Company Chaplin Fr. Joseph O'Brien provided the evening's Invocation.
Past Chief Peter Lehmann offered the oath of office to the Chief Officers for 2015:
Chief Engineer Robert Lehmann, 1st Assistant Chief Christopher Dick, 2nd Assistant Chief Jeffery Tooker, 3rd Assistant Chief Gregory Forgea.
Past Chief Michael Benson, Sr. offered the oath of office to the Line Officers for 2015:
Captains Michael Benson, Jr., Christopher Cargain, Anthony Proulx, Edmund Wallace, Joshua Witko; Lieutenants Mark Becker, Todd Cullum, Marc Iorio,
Michael Lansing, Lucas Palmer; Foremen Nicholas Field, Richard Hendrick, Jr.,
William Sigsby, Richard Smith, Joseph Winnicki. Fire Police Captain Thomas Whittemore. Fire Police Lieutenants Joseph Lacivita,
Michael Memole, Nelson Williams.
Past Chief Timothy Boel offered the oath of office to the Executive Officers for 2015: President Marc Iorio,
Vice President Michael Benson, Jr., Recording Secretary Jeffrey Tooker, Financial Secretary Christopher Cargain, Treasurer Paul Benson,
Membership Secretary Joseph Lacivita, Sergeant-at-Arms Richard Hendick, Jr. Board of Directors Chairman Richard Williams, Dennis Kennedy,
David Becker, David Chesnut, Martin Miller and Purchasing Agent Thomas White, Sr.
Vice President Michael Benson, Jr. installed the officers of the Ladies Auxiliary to the East
Greenbush Fire Company for 2015: President Kathleen Schmidt, Vice President Emily Proulx, Recording Secretary Jeanne Mastin,
Treasurer Elizabeth Losee Membership Secretary Cynthia Reineke, Historian Katherine Miller
Past Chiefs Michael Benson, Sr. and Timothy Boel presented James Alcombright, Tracy Britt and
Christopher Dick as Life Members of the Fire Company. Past Chief Kevin Hitchcock was recognized for his leadership as Chief Engineer.
Michael Benson, Jr. was awarded the Officer of the Year for 2014. Nicholas Liuzzi was recognized as the 2014 Firefighter of the Year.
James Trimmer and Linda Cook were presented with the President's Award recognizing their service to the Company. Emily Proulx was
presented with the Ladies Auxiliary's 2014 Volunteer of the Year award.