The year 2018 was a busy one for the Yeadon Fire Company. We responded to 1036 emergencies, which is the most in the Fire Department’s 114 years of volunteer service. On January 26, 2019, the Fire Company celebrated with their annual awards banquet. Our 2018 Awards were given to the following members:

Jeffrey Taylor was the recipient of the 2018 Chief’s Award
Jeffrey Taylor was the recipient of the 2018 Chief’s Award
Solomon White was the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award
Solomon White was the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award
Michael DiIenno was the recipient of the 2018 Randy Kowen Member of the Year Award
Michael DiIenno was the recipient of the 2018 Randy Kowen Member of the Year Award

Both the Chief’s Award and the President’s Award are given to a member who has shown growth and commitment to the organization. The difference between the two awards is who can receive it. The Chief’s Award is usually awarded to a firefighter, but the President’s Award is open to all members (such as service members who do not fight fires).

The Randy Kowen Member of the Year Award is named after a past Chief who served Yeadon for over 50 years. This was originally called the Firefighter of the Year Award, but it was changed after Mr. Kowen passed away. This award is given to any member of the organization who goes above and beyond the call of duty and shows pride, passion and dedication for the organization.

Fire Department Awards Banquet
The officers for the 2019 year are:
Chief – Michael Melazzo
Deputy Chief – Robert Perna
Assistant Chief – Lyle Kunkle
Captain – Lew Epright, Jr.
Captain – Brandon Cerdan
Captain – Matthew Himes
Safety Officer – John Spina
Lieutenant – Shaheed Summers
Lieutenant – Craig Jeffries III
Engineer – Khiry Hopkins
Engineer – Jeffrey Taylor
President – Michael DiIenno
1st Vice President – Luigi Lazzaro
2nd Vice President – John Spina
Treasurer – Joanne Melazzo
Secretary – Matthew Himes
Financial Secretary – Jessica Kunkle
Board Member – Shaheed Summers
Board Member – Curtis Robinson
Board Member – Jeffrey Taylor
Board Member – Brandon Cerdan
Board Member – Michael Melazzo


– Chief Michael Melazzo, Sr. and Joanne Melazzo, Treasurer

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