Morris Fire Company celebrating first anniversary
Morris Fire Company Chief Robert Ebner, left, looks on as Bill McAllister, center, of the Connecticut Fire Academy recognizes Morris firefighter Mark Abbanante on Tuesday. BZ photos
The Morris Fire Company is celebrating the first anniversary of its July 1, 2018 beginning in the wake of the dissolution of the Morris Volunteer Fire Department.
An open house marking the milestone will be held at the firehouse Friday at 5:30 p.m.
On Tuesday, the fire company honored those firefighters who have completed training through the Connecticut Fire Academy. Academy instructor Bill McAllister was at the firehouse to recognize First Selectman Thomas Weik, fire company President Michael Lauretano Jr., Kyle Threlfall, Adam Wheeler, Corey Mathews, Mark Abbanante, Dwayne Pond, Elizabeth Ebner, Ben Paletsky, Jason Mangini, Steve Maughmer and Glen Lafreniere.
McAllister led training classes at the firehouse free of charge as a service to the new fire company.
Below, Corey Mathews makes his way through a receiving line of, from left, Lewis Clark, Deputy Fire Chief Ryan Taylor and Fire Chief Robert Ebner.