The ranks of the Greenwich Fire Police Patrol have grown as 10 new officers completed training and were recently sworn in by Greenwich First Selectman and Fire Commissioner Peter Tesei.
The volunteers are now active members of the Greenwich Fire Police who play an important role in traffic control on town roadways as well as on I-95 and the Merritt Parkway. The fire police work town-wide and all are volunteers working with the town's volunteer fire departments.
The new fire police officers are Martin Blanco, Christopher Boensch, Steven Caldwell, Karlie Darmochwal, Cassandra Gerardi, Michael Hoha, Denise Hawkins, Kenneth Pond, Joseph Sechi, and Eileen Zawatski.
Tesei presided over the July 30 swearing in ceremony held at the Glenville Fire Station. Also attending were Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey and Chief Brian Kelly Of Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol.
The company was established in 1927 in Cos Cob as an additional measure for scene control and salvage work. Fire police assist police and firefighters during storms and other emergencies including road closures and downed utility lines, motor vehicle accidents and house fire salvage work, searching for the occupants' belongings, if they can be saved.