Fire Department Enters 93rd Year in 2020

Fire District commissioners with Fire Chief and Division Chiefs 2020

Fishers Island Fire Department held the Election of Officers for 2020 on December 12, 2019. The line officers were sworn in by the Fishers Island Fire District Commissioners on Friday, January 3, 2020

Division Fire Chief
Division EMS Chief
Division Sea Stretcher Chief
Asst. Division Fire Chief
Asst. Division EMS Chief
Fire Captain
EMS Captain
Jeff Edwards
Dirk Harris
Carol Giles
David Burnham
Matt Edwards
Tracy Brock
Drew Norton
Chris Dollar
Alex Kardziyak

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The remaining officers were sworn in at the FIFD Installation Dinner Saturday, January 25 when more than 55 volunteers and their guests attended the celebratory dinner.

Sargent at Arms
Andrew Ahrens
Matt Edwards
John Doucette
Aaron Lusker
John Bergquist & Jill Rogan


Fire Department officers and commissioners in attendence January 25, 2020

Volunteers celebrating anniversaries at Annual Installation 2020

Congratulations to those volunteers receiving milestone anniversary pins this year. Jill Rogan, 20 years; Chris Edwards, 30 years; Bruce Hubert, 30 years, and Greg Thibodeau, 40 years.

Commissioner Aaron Lusker pins Greg Thibodeau with his 40 year pin


Ken Edwards, former FI Fire Chief and 62-year member of the Fishers Island Fire Department ended the swearing-in portion of the evening with this advice to the volunteers, “Please remember, your chief is only as good as the indians around him (or her).”


Thank you to all the volunteers pictured here, and all who were not in attendance, for your service to the department and the Island.

2020 Fishers Island Fire Department Volunteers

FIFD members reach Life Member (LM) status on their 20th anniversary in the Department. An asterisk (*) indicates the 51 Active Member in the FIFD as of January 2020.

LM Since Joined
Ken Ahman* MAR-99
Lillie Ahman 1997
Andrew Ahrens* MAY-15
Chris Aiello*
Courtney Allan* FEB-17
Don Beck* OCT-99
John Bergquist* APR-02
P. Joe Brock* AUG-00
Tracy Brock* APR-02
Bob Brooks* JAN-07
David Burnham* 2019
Mike Conroy* 2006
Gail Cypherd* 2017
Greg Cypherd* 2014
Dave Denison* 2003
Thomas Doherty 1997
Chris Dollar* FEB-15
Kathy Dollar* MAY-15
John Doucette* 2007
Dan Doyen 1999
Reynolds DuPont Jr. 1993
Tawnya Eastman* MAR-09
Chris Edwards* 2009
Donald Edwards 1980
Jeffrey Edwards* 2011
Ken Edwards, Sr. 1977
Ken Edwards Jr.* 2004
Matt Edwards* OCT-17
Patrick Edwards*
Richard Edwards 2002
William Faulkner 1987
Sarah Freeman* DEC-17
Michael George* APR-18
Carol Giles* 2016
Paul Giles* 2019
Harrison Hall* MAR-18
Jess Hall* MAY-15
Dirk Harris* MAY-14
LM Since Joined
Jay Hartsfield 1975
Tim Hoch* DEC-18
Lawrence Horn 1995
George Horning 2001
Bruce Hubert* 2009
Mike Imbriglio 2015
Richard Jenssen, Sr. 1977
Robert Johns 1991
Alex Kardziyak* NOV-08
John Kucsera* APR-11
Aaron Lusker* 2015
Nate Malinowski* NOV-11
Steve Malinowski* 2002
Miguel Mego* MAY-16
Ernie Middleton, II 1984
Drew Norton* OCT-17
Tim Patterson* DEC-05
Aaron Rice* 2013
Ed Riley 2006
Jill Rogan* JUL-96
P. Joseph Rogan 1982
Bob Rogers* Apr-03
Kandi Sanger 1999
Penn Sanger* 2014
Janio Spinola AUG-02
Charles Stepanek 2002
Alan Thibodeau 2005
Greg Thibodeau* 1999
Kapri Thomas* JUL-11
Jared Toldo* NOV-16
Brandy Walker* FEB-18
Patty Walker* NOV-16
James Wall 2000
Arthur Walsh, Jr. 1995
Mary Walter 2002
Steve Walter 1999
Rebekah Walters* APR-18
Wes Walters* OCT-17
Kathleen Zanghetti 1997
Mario Zanghetti 1975

Photo Credit: Jane T. Ahrens

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