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Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department

Honor Roll

Saluting Excellence: Celebrating Our Heroes
Welcome to the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department Candlewood Company Inc. Honor Roll Honor Roll page! This section is dedicated to celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our members who have exemplified exceptional service and dedication. Here, we honor the recipients of our prestigious awards: Firefighter of the Year, Engineer of the Year, and the EMS Award. Additionally, we pay tribute to those whose badge numbers have been retired in recognition of their significant contributions to our department and community. Each name listed represents a story of commitment, bravery, and excellence. Join us in celebrating these remarkable individuals who set the highest standards of service and inspire all of us at Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department Candlewood Company Inc.

Vincent "Vinny" Elsenboss Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award

Originally named the James Black Memorial Firefighter of the Year Award, it was renamed in 2003 as the Vincent “Vinny” A. Elsenboss Sr. Firefighter of the Year Memorial Award. This honor is bestowed for dedication, commitment, and a selfless willingness to help others without seeking recognition. This prestigious award celebrates those who exemplify the spirit and values of a true firefighter within our community.

T. Corris

1966-1967

J. Morris

1967-1968

V. Elsenboss

1968-1969

G. Tomanio

1970-1971

R. Potter

1971-1972

C. Parks

1972-1973

R. Gramling

1973-1974

N. Lopes

1973-1974

S. deFriesse

1974-1975

J. Niles

1974-1975

J. Capone

1975-1976

A. Niles

1976-1977

D. Fisher

1979-1980

J. Hidy

1982-1983

H. Gerowe

1983-1984

E. Braunsdorf

1984-1985

M. Melody

1985-1986

L. Masten

1986-1987

R. Kapple

1986-1987

G. Tomanio

1987-1988

L. Melody

1988-1989

P. Garizio

1989-1990

A. Owen

1990-1991

P. Pinard

1991-1992

B. Martus

1992-1993

V. Elsenboss

1993-1994

M. Rafferty

1994-1995

R. Potter

1995 - 1996

J. Ferraro

1996-1997

S. O’Reilly

1997-1998

50th Anniversary

1998-1999

R. Appleby

1999-2000

D. Loftus

2000-2001

J. Paduano

2001-2002

G. Schneider

2002-2003

J. Dunkerton

2003-2004

J. Quarto

2004-2005

W. Perrone

2005-2006

P. DiMasi

2006-2007

R. Murphy

2007-2008

T. Gravius

2008-2009

J. Ginsberg

2009-2010

I. Khan

2010-2011

S. O’Reilly

2011 - 2012

B. Marshall

2012-2013

B. McDevitt

2013-2014

L. Rodriguez

2014-2015

C. Denton

2015-2016

T. Morin

2016-2017

“Macroburst”

May 15, 2018

M. Perrone

2018-2019

COVID

2020 & 2021

J. Ginsberg

2021 - 2022

J. Dunkerton

2022 - 2023

W. Perrone

2022 - 2023

Roger A. Potter Memorial Engineer of the Year Award

Since its inception in the 1980s, this award has celebrated exceptional dedication and commitment among our engineers. In 1995, it was named the Roger A. Potter Memorial Award to honor the enduring impact of Roger’s work in making our apparatus operate at its best. It recognizes individuals who exemplify excellence in maintaining and enhancing our firefighting equipment, ensuring safety and efficiency in all operations.

D. Fisher

1983-1987 & 2005-2007

M. Eirich

1987-1988

W. McElvery

1988-1989

W. Fleischmann

1988-1989

S. deFriesse

1990-1991

A. Owen

1990-1991

R. Potter

1990-1991

J. Paduano

1991-1992

R. Fish

1992-1993 & 2003-2004

J. Garizio

1993-1994

A. Ellis

1994-1995

M. Rafferty

1996-1997

C. Brown

1996-1997

V. Elsenboss

1997-1998

50th Anniversary

1999

K. O’Connell

1999-2000

M. Corso

2000-2001

M. Booher

2001-2002

J. Quarto

2002-2003

B. Perrone

2004-2005

P. DiMasi

2007-2008

K. Trnka

2008-2009

E. Schutz

2009-2010

A. Owen Jr.

2010-2011

W. Perrone

2011-2012

M. Zargo

2012-2014

B. McDevitt

2014-2015

L. Rodrigues

2015 | 2018 | 2019

P. Myers

2016-2017

“Macroburst”

May 15, 2018

COVID

2020 & 2021

W. Wagner

2022

J. Ferarro

2023

Michael T. Rafferty Memorial EMS Award

Founded in the 1980s, this award acknowledges the vital contributions of our EMS personnel. Renamed in 2012 as the Michael T. Rafferty Memorial Award, it is given in recognition of outstanding efforts in emergency medical services. This honor celebrates those who demonstrate exceptional dedication and skill in responding to medical emergencies, significantly impacting the health and safety of our community.

M. Rafferty

1983-1984 & 1986-1987 & 2011-2012

M. Pinard

1984-1985

N. Lopes

1985-1986

M. Melody

1987-1988

L. Melody

1989-1990

A. Owen

1990-1991 & 1995-1996

M. Murphy

1991-1992

Company Award

1992-1993

J. Henry

1993-1994

J. Ziehl

1994-1995 & 1996-1997

A. Ellis

1995-1996

J. Ginsberg

1996-1997

J. Gray

1997-1998

50th Anniversay

1998-1999

S. Anderlot

1999-2000 & 2003-2004

R. Milanese

2000-2001

R. Colman

2001-2002

M. Corso

2002-2003

A. Owen Jr.

2004-2005 & 2012-2013

J. Kyek

2005-2006

E. Schutz

2006-2007

B. Gallagher

2007-2008

J. Branson

2008-2010

G. Beck

2010-2011

J. Zarcone

2013-2014

S. Greenfeld

2014-2015

J. Dibiase

2016-2017

“Macroburst”

May 15, 2018

COVID

2020 & 2021

E. Kavanagh

2022 & 2023

T. Morin

2022