‘Thank you’ breakfast held for first responders 

‘Thank you’ breakfast held for first responders 

On Sept. 7, the Berlin Rotary celebrated the town’s first responders with a First Responders Appreciation Breakfast at Kensington Firehouse. 

The first responders in attendance were Police Chief John Klett, Deputy Police Chief Christopher Ciuci, East Berlin Fire Chief Tom Farr, Kensington Fire Chief Jeff Pajor, Berlin Fire Chief David Pethigal and South Kensington Fire Chief Andy Hrubiec, along with a total of 75 members of the Berlin Police Department, Berlin Fire Department and the Hunter’s Ambulance. 

Volunteers for the event included 12 Kensington-Berlin Rotarians, Rotary District 7890 Governor Mark Brady, Berlin Mayor Mark Kaczynski, Town Manager Arosha Jayawickrema, town councilors Karen Pagliaro and JoAnn Stetson, and three volunteers from the Cromwell Walmart.

Kensington-Berlin President Shreeja Joshi thanked Berlin’s bravest first responders for putting service before self and keeping the community safe.

Mayor Kaczynski proclaimed Sept. 7 as First Responders Appreciation Day.

Brady ended the ceremony by thanking the first responders for their service. 

-- Press Release