Fire department salutes its own

Fire department salutes its own

The Plainville Fire Department saluted its new leadership and a retiring team member in recent Facebook posts:

Secretary retires

In a Jan. 27 post, the fire company wrote: “After an astonishing 38 years of hard work and dedication, Allyn K. Kall will be retiring from the position of Secretary of the Plainville Fire Company.  A beloved teacher at PHS, Al first joined the fire company and department in 1968 and has held a variety of offices during his tenure. During his time with the fire department, he served as 2nd Lieutenant from 1970-1971, 1st Lieutenant from 1972-1973, Captain from 1974-1976 and 2nd Asst. Chief in 1977.  Although Al retired in 2004, he stayed on as secretary from 1983 to early 2021.

“Al will be missed, as he has been such a valuable asset to the fire company. Always the dependable 'go to' guy, Al holds the history of the Plainville Fire Company and Department close to his heart and has worked tirelessly to keep records and traditions alive as part of the legacy of the brotherhood. ‘Al always knew the answer for this or that and always knew where to go for whatever item we needed. He has taught me so much working under him, for which I am extremely grateful,’ says Phil Brousseau, asst. secretary. ‘He leaves big shoes to fill.’

“Al was not alone while serving within the ranks of the fire department, as his son William was also a member before leaving Plainville for the West Hartford Fire Department. Thank you so much for your incredible service, Al!”

New guard

Chief Thomas Moschini, Deputy Chief Adrien Paradis, First Assistant Chief Kurt Plourde and Second Assistant Chief David Massey were appointed in January.

As the fire department prepared to welcome its new leaders, it honored outgoing chief Kevin Toner in a Jan. 4 post, stating: “Chief Kevin Toner has served the Plainville Fire Department and our community for eight years, and he's done a tremendous job leading. A fire chief's job is never easy, but Kevin has served with grace, humility, dignity, and, most importantly, integrity. He has kept the safety of the firefighters as his top priority, and has handled challenges with a level head and the overall good of the department at the forefront. Congratulations and thank you, Chief Toner, from a grateful department and town.”


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