La Mott Fire Company Chief’s father has North American training center named in his honor | Oreland Fire Company honors numerous longtime volunteers

The Holmatro Company, a Dutch rescue tool manufacturer, has named their Maryland-based North American training center in honor of Al Sergio Sr., the father of La Mott Fire Company’s Chief Albert Sergio, Jr.

“Mr. Sergio is known for his expertise in rescue training and has been a fixture in the rescue training for years,” the company said in a post. “His son, our chief followed him into the fire service where he too has become a respected trainer, and chief. Congratulations to Al Sergio Sr. and the whole Sergio family for this great honor.”

You can watch the center’s dedication in the video below:

In related news, the Oreland Volunteer Fire Company honored numerous members for their 274 years of combined service during the company’s annual awards banquet last week.

Pictured (left to right): Dan Supplee (55 years), Don Sirianni (50 years), Joelle Lesniak (40 years), Jerry Gaul (40 years), Scott Morrissy (20 years), Frank Fittipaldi (20 years), Jim Andris (10 years), Dan Widmeier (2 years), Fire Company President Chris Quinn and Fire Chief Rick Lesniak (35 years). Not pictured: Brior Magee (2 years).

The company also presented Wayne Mayo with a Special Fire Company Service Award and Don and Laura Sirianni with an Above and Beyond Award.

“Congratulations to all and thank you for all of your hard work!” the company said in a post.

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