Members of the Echo Hose were honored during the state-wide Exchange Club’s Salute to Connecticut’s Bravest event on October 16th at the Aquaturf in Plantsville. A contingent of 36 people attended from Shelton, including firefighters, friends, family, Mayor Mark Lauretti, and local Exchange Club members. In total, more than 600 people attended the ceremony. Echo Hose firefighters were honored for their roles in two fires that occurred on Howe Avenue in the month of January.
Medal of Valor recipients: Captain Mike Plavcan, LT. Matthew Eckert, Firefighter Michael Neuendorf, Firefighter Douglas Petrie Medal of Gallantry recipients: Firefighter Michael Pellegrino, Firefighter William Tortora, Firefighter Jim Cavallaro, Firefighter Aaron Lugo Life Saving Award recipients: Driver/Operator Joe Clark, Firefighter Michael Meresko Distinguished Service Award recipients: Firefighter Chris Jones