CMFD Explorers Post 540 Holds Installation and Awards Dinner
By Company One Captain Bill Renzetti
February 11, 2018

The 2018 Installation and Awards Dinner was held Saturday for Explorer Post 540 at Center Moriches Fire Department Headquarters.

2nd Assistant Chief William Schilling installed our 2018 Officers:

Captain Tyler Mansfield
Lieutenant David Mangiameli
Lieutenant Samuel Woronick
Sergeant at Arms Kyle Vail
Secretary Natalie Symes

Afterwards, certificates of appreciation were issued to our 2017 Officers for their service during the past year:

Tyler Mansfield as Captain
John Gallo as Lieutenant
David Mangiameli as Lieutenant
Gavin Barnett as Sergeant at Arms
Samuel Woronick as Secretary

Certificates of Merit were awarded to our members with the highest point totals:

1st - Samuel Woronick (91%)
2nd - Tyler Mansfield (90%)
3rd - Natalie Symes (89%)

The "Rookie of the Year" was awarded to Secretary Natalie Symes. The award was presented by the 2016 recipient, Jeremy Masterson.

A service award was presented to Bailey Hohwald for his 5-years of service to the program and community.

Captain Tyler Mansfield was presented with a certificate of proficiency for completing Explorer Post 540's 100 hour training program, covering both Firematic and Emergency Medical Services.

The Member of the Year was awarded to Lieutenants David Magiameli and Samuel Woronick. The award was presented by 2014 and 2016 recipient, Captain Tyler Mansfield.

At the end of the afternoon, Chairman Jason Hoffman presented Captain Tyler Mansfield and Lieutenant David Mangiameli with plaques, recognizing their four years of service as Officers.

The Advisors Committee would like to thank Chief Schilling and Commissioner Michael Schlosberg for attending the event, along with extending thanks to Ladies Auxiliary member Midge Vojik and Company 2 Firefighter Dylan Madigan for helping serve dinner.

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