Company 5 Alumnus Chris Lewis Promoted to Lieutenant
Lieut. Chris Lewis (center) and crew, Burton Fire District, Beaufort, SC
Chris Lewis, a longtime member and alumnus of Co. 5, has been promoted to Lieutenant in the Burton Fire District of the Beaufort [South Carolina] Fire Department.
Before his appointment to the Beaufort Fire Department in 2009, Chris served eight years in the United States Marine Corps, during which he was deployed several times. During his last deployment to Iraq in 2004, Chris was severely injured in an attack that claimed the lives of six of his brother Marines.
The present and past members of the Mt. Carmel Volunteer Fire Company and the Hamden Fire Department at-large congratulate Lieutenant Chris Lewis, wishing him a long, productive and safe career.
The members of Co. 5 are especially proud that Chris' fire service career started here in Mount Carmel. Thank you for your service to our country, Chris!
Company 5's Member Reunion
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First Company Outing - September 5, 1954 (CLICK to enlarge)
The 1975 addition to Station 5 has been named the Raymond K. Spencer Memorial Annex. (CLICK on photo to read details)
Ray Latini (center), flanked by Dave Johnson and Karl Olson at the Sept. 10, 2011 Engine 260 Muster (Photo by Nancy Olson)
FOUND: Former Mt. Carmel Volunteer Fire Co. president
and secretary, Ray Latini!
Ray was attending his first Engine 260
Muster in Milford when he was spotted by Karl Olson. We had been
trying to locate Ray since late last year.
Ray was very active in
company affairs from the mid-1970s until the early 1980s and served as
company secretary and president. He was happy to hear of the Centennial
Celebration and plans to attend the November 11th Centennial Dinner at the Elks.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
north annex of the Mt. Carmel Volunteer Fire Company was officially
dedicated in memory of Raymond K. Spencer. The occasion also marked the
36th anniversary of the original dedication on September 4, 1975.
On Saturday, May 5, 1973, members of Company 5 attended live fire training at the New Haven Fire Department training ground on Hamilton Street. Ed Doiron took a number of photos that day. CLICK on the group photo at the right to view Ed's photos, posted on the Hamden Fire Retirees' Assn. website.
May 5, 1973 - New Haven Fire School on Hamilton Street