Above and Beyond: Koch returned as GIFC fire chiefby jmaloni
by Ray Pauley
Public Information Officer
Grand Island Fire Co.
Kevin Koch will return for a third term as chief of the Grand Island Fire Co. after running unopposed in 2013 elections, which were held at fire headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Koch will be joined by Deputy Chief Matt Osinski, First Assistant Chief Chris Soluri, Second Assistant Chief Mark Sadkowski, fire captains Shawn Kephart, Omar Sortino, and John Podlucky, Fire Police Capt. Don Portik, Emergency Medical Services Capt. Jon Cinelli, and a second appointed EMS captain, Jeremy Pullano.
Tammy Gorman was successful in attaining her fourth term as president and will be assisted by Vice President Dale Mock and Line Secretary Laurie Berry. Nicole Gerber was returned to the board of review, and benevolent trustees are Dave Cole and Bill Wilson. Dave Khreis was also returned to the position of sergeant at arms.
Past Chief Peter McMahon was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors along with Peter Sukmanowski. Paul Gorman was returned as an incumbent member.
In addition, several delegate positions were also filled.