Above and Beyond: Koch returns as GI fire chiefby jmaloni
by Ray Pauley
Public Information Officer
Grand Island Fire Co.
Kevin Koch returns for a second term as chief of the Grand Island Fire Co. after running unopposed in 2012 elections, which were held at fire headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Koch will be joined by Deputy Chief Matt Osinski, First Assistant Chief Chris Soluri, Second Assistant Chief Mark Sadkowski, fire captains Ed Krecisz, Shawn Kephart, Omar Sortino, Day Capt. Pete McMahon, Fire Police Capt. Don Portik, EMS Capt. Jon Cinelli, and a second appointed EMS captain, Jeremy Pullano.
Tammy Gorman was successful in attaining her third term as president and will be assisted by Vice President Don Turner, Line Secretary Nicole Gerber and Recording Secretary Laurie Berry. Reed Wright was returned to the Board of Review and Robert "Butch" Meyer will continue to serve as a Benevolent Association trustee. Dave Khreis was also returned to the position of the sergeant at arms.
Dave Tolejko was returned to another three-year term on the board of directors, and Pullano begins his first term.
Tony Mastantuono Sr. is serving as financial secretary and Communications Supervisor Steve Morgan is holding the position of treasurer. In addition, several delegate positions were also filled.