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October 16, 2023

The COMM FD held its 2023 Annual Recognition Night at the Centerville Headquarters
Fire Station at 17:00 hours on Monday October 16, 2023.

The event recognized the retirements of 2 long time members, the hiring of 5 new members.
the promotions of 5 new officers, and presentation of service years awards.

Meteorologist A. J. Burnett from WCVB Boston 5 was invited as a special guest.
He was pivotal in alerting many of the COMM District citizens and other across
Cape Cod on August 8, 2023 when an EF-0 Tornado came across parts of
Marstons Mills and Centerville.

The loss of 5 former Life Members was also remembered, with family members
in attendance. Each member to be forever remembered by a brick in the
COMM Firefighters Association Memorial in front of the station.


Fire Chief Michael Winn

COMM FD Honor Guard

COMM FD Fire Chaplin Pastor Judson Adams

State Rep Kip Diggs presented recognition from the State House to
retired Lt Gordon Williams, 29 years of service. And, to Lt Matt Dillon
for 15 years of service with COMM FD.

Four of the five newest members. Note: Firefighter Odane Murphy was unable to attend the event.

Firefighter Jack Tuohy-Beford

Firefighter Casey White

Firefighter Abigale Corey

Firefighter Jessica Mosher

The newest members were sworn in and pinned with badges.

Lt Dan Carpenter recognized for 25 years of service.
Note: Captain Thomas Goodearl, Lt George "Mike" Miskiv, and FF Richard Sahl
were also recognized for 25 years of service, but were unable to attend.

Lt Louis Sassone 20 years of service

Recently promoted officers officially sworn in.

Lt Ryan Scott

Lt Dan Carpenter

Captain Eric Sabatinelli

Lt Chris Rogers

Lt Jack McGonigle

Firefighter Ryan DiPilato with new COMM FD K9 Peer Support Dog "Colt."

Chief Mike Winn and Deputy Byron Eldridge with Boston 5 WCVB Meteorologist
A. J. Burnett remembering the August 8, 2023 Tornado that came across parts
of Marstons Mills and Centerville.

Dispatcher Bill Monroe and Deputy Eldridge talked about the five past members
who passed away since last year.

Donald Harding
James McGuire
Deputy Philip Field
Captain Mac Pawloski
Firefighter Gary Johnson.

Five of the department members were part of the Barnstable High School Intern Program.