This summer, the presidents of the Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington and South Kensington volunteer fire departments were presented a check in the amount of $4,505 from The Joseph Manzi Foundation, in honor of Joseph and Anthony Manzi.
This money will go towards a new photo identification program for the Town of Berlin Fire Department (TOBFD).
The ID system consists of the software and equipment to produce photo identification badges for members. These photo IDs also have the capability to be integrated into the TOBFD’s incident reporting software and can provide a safer way to track members on large scale incidents.
While trying to maintain a level of transparency with our community, each active member of the TOBFD will be issued a photo ID to carry on their person at all times and will be used inside of public buildings, large events, and other areas where there is heightened security.
The TOBFD would like to thank the Joseph Manzi foundation and the Manzi family for their generous contribution.
The Manzi family has been a part of our family for the past two decades. Joseph Manzi joined the TOBFD as a firefighter in the early 2000s. He was a generous, dedicated and proud member of our department.
Joe lost his life tragically in 2002 and since then, our families have remained close, as the Joseph Manzi foundation has done so much for our community in and around Berlin.
We cannot begin to thank Anthony, Beverly, Christine and the entire foundation for their generosity.