The AFRD held it’s 2nd Annual Awards & Recognition Dinner Thursday, June 12, for department members at the Auburn/Webster Elks.  It was a great night to honor some of the outstanding work that has gone on within the department over the past year. The following members received an award this year.
Years of Service Award
Firefighter/Paramedic Adam LaFlash – 5 year pin
Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Davis – 10 year pin
Captain Eric Otterson – 15 year pin
Firefighter Timothy Montville – 20 year pin
Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson – 20 year pin
Firefighter/EMT James Conway – 25 year pin
Firefighter/EMT Donald Contois – 35 year pin
Firefighter Gary Almstrom – 35 year pin
Certificate of Appreciation Lt. Justin Brigham
Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Krupski
Firefighter/Paramedic Ovi Ticlea
Pictured L-R are Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson, Lt. Justin Brigham, FF Eric Krupski, FF Ovi Ticlea and Chief Stephen Coleman.

Pictured L-R are Asst. Chief Glenn Johnson, Lt. Justin Brigham, FF Eric Krupski, FF Ovi Ticlea and Chief Stephen Coleman. Submitted Photo

The three received a Certificate of Appreciation for their contribution to the successful AFG award of over $344,000 for the purchase of new SCBA and air compressor.
Certificate of Appreciation
DPW Mechanic Ken Rabouin
Unit Citations 
Captain Eric Otterson
Captain Stephen Anderson
Lt. Justin Brigham 
Firefighter/EMT James Sweeney
Firefighter/EMT-I Fran Hartnett
Firefighter/Paramedic Mark Johnson
Firefighter/Paramedic Scott Henderson
Firefighter/Paramedic Eric Krupski
Firefighter/EMT Stephen Joyce
L-R, Chief Coleman, Captain Eric Otterson, FF Jim Sweeney, FF Fran Hartnett, Lt. Brigham, FF Krupski, FF Mark Johnson, FF Steve Joyce, Asst. Chief Johnson.

L-R, Chief Coleman, Captain Eric Otterson, FF Jim Sweeney, FF Fran Hartnett, Lt. Brigham, FF Krupski, FF Mark Johnson, FF Steve Joyce, Asst. Chief Johnson.

These members received a Unit Citation for their actions at a MVA where a WRTA bus crashed into a residential home on Swanson Rd. on June 24, 2013.

Unit Citations 
Lt. Justin Brigham
Firefighter/Paramedic Jonathan Martin
L-R, Chief Coleman, FF Martin, Lt. Brigham, Asst. Chief Johnson.

L-R, Chief Coleman, FF Martin, Lt. Brigham, Asst. Chief Johnson.

Martin and Brigham received Unit Citations for their contributions to the startup of the newly formed District 7 Technical Rescue Team and for the internal training of department members in technical rescue. Lt. Brigham serves as a Team Leader for the D7 team and FF Martin is the teams Training Coordinator.
Meritorious Service Award Captain Eric Otterson
Lt. Justin Brigham
Firefighter/EMT James Sweeney
Meritorious Service Award 
Firefighter/EMT Stephen Lemieux
Firefighter of the Year 
Firefighter/Paramedic Jonathan Martin
Firefighter of the Year recipient, FF/Paramedic Jonathan Martin with Chief Coleman and Doreen Goodrich. Submitted Photo.

Firefighter of the Year recipient, FF/Paramedic Jonathan Martin with Chief Coleman and Doreen Goodrich. Submitted Photo.


Also recognized was call Lt. Raymond Godaire this evening for his years of dedicated service to the Town of Auburn and the AFRD. Lt. Godaire will be retiring as of July 1, 2014 after 43 years of service to the department as a call firefighter.
Doreen Goodrich with call Lt. Ray Godaire. Ray has announced his retirement with the department after serving 43 years as a call firefighter and will wrap up his career on July 1, 2014. Submitted Photo.

Doreen Goodrich with call Lt. Ray Godaire. Ray has announced his retirement with the department after serving 43 years as a call firefighter and will wrap up his career on July 1, 2014. Submitted Photo.