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HVFC Celebrates Firefighters Achievements

By Olivia Drake, HVFC Information Officer

(February 22, 2024)  — Haddam Volunteer Fire Company has four reasons to celebrate!

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce celebrated his 25th anniversary serving with HVFC. Firefighter Franklin joined the company as a Junior Division member in 1997 and was promoted to the rank of Firefighter in 1999. He’s currently a veteran driver. During his tenure, Franklin has served as a Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, mechanical engineer, mechanic, and as a member of the Water Resources Committee, Fire Prevention Committee, and continues to lead Driver’s Training. Thank you for 25 years of service to the Town of Haddam!

John Shettleworth

John Shettleworth recently completed his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Firefighter John joined the company as a Junior Division member in 2017 and was promoted to Firefighter in 2022. He’s currently the company’s Quartermaster.

Gary Bohaboy
Gary Bohaboy recently completed his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification. Firefighter Gary joined the company in September 2022.
James Brochu
James Brochu, who joined the company in August 2023, was recently promoted from Probationary status to Firefighter. James formerly served with the Westfield Fire Department.

Please help us in congratulating these three members on their achievements!

Want to join our ranks? No experience is needed. All training and gear are provided. Be a hometown hero! Visit haddamfire.com for more information.

Photos by Olivia Drake

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