East Greenbush Fire Company Elects Officers for 2019
The gala 102nd Annual Installation and Inspection
of the East Greenbush Fire Company was held at
the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, New York on Saturday January 19, 2019.
The traditional inspection of the members was
the Chairman Frank Jenkins of the East Greenbush Fire District No. 3.
The evening’s Invocation was offered
by Past Commissioner Christopher Linck.
Rensselaer County Emergency Services Director Jay
Wilson administered the oath of office to the
Chief Officers for 2019: Chief Engineer Robert Lehmann, 1st Assistant Chief Jeffrey Tooker,
2nd Assistant Chief Gregory Forgea, 3rd Assistant Chief Michael Benson, Jr.
Rensselaer County Legislator Thomas Grant offered the oath of office to the
Executive Officers for 2018: President Michael Lansing, Vice President Tracy Cullum,
Recording Secretary Gina Pendolino, Financial Secretary Christopher Cargain,
Treasurer Paul Benson, Membership Secretary Joseph Lacivita, Sergeant-at-Arms Christie Cullum;
Board of Directors Chairman Christopher Linck,
Lucas Palmer, Michael Benson, Jr., Thomas Chesser, Richard Hendrick, Jr., Donald Peal.
Town of East Greenbush Supervisor Jack Conway offered
the oath of office to the Line Officers for 2018:
Captains Mark Becker, Michael Lansing, Nicholas Liuzzi, Michael Prestipino, Jacob Hallenbeck;
Lieutenants Glen Cook, Todd Cullum, Nicolas Field, Daniel Reyner;
Foremen Richard Hendrick, Jr., Richard Smith, Ryan Condo, William Lindemann,
Joseph Winnicki, Jr.; Fire Police Captain Thomas Whittemore;
Fire Police Lieutenants Joseph Lacivita, Nelson Williams, Martin Miller.
Vice President Tracy Cullum installed the officers of the Ladies Auxiliary to the
East Greenbush Fire Company for 2019: President Sara Kane, Vice President Kathleen Schmidt,
Treasurer Susan Benson,
Membership Secretary Cynthia Reineke, Historian Erica Pues.
In addition to the installation of the 2019 officers,
several awards were presented.
Auxiliary Annual Award was presented by Emily
Proux to Michelle Jenkins. Captain Mark Becker
and Firefighter Christopher Lavin were presented
with the East Greenbush Life Saving award, in
recognition of their bravery in rescuing a fire victim
in a multi fatality fire in the City of Rensselaer in
Peter Lehmann was the honoree of
the 2018 President’s Award. Michael Lansing was
awarded the Officer of the Year for 2018. Kurt
Schlacter was honored as the 2018 Firefighter of