New officers for Pine Rock Park fire company

Pine Rock Park Volunteer Fire Co. No. 4 in Shelton has elected new officers for 2015.

The officers are:

— Justin B. Sabatino, captain

— Jack Brand Jr., first lieutenant

— William Ferris, second lieutenant

— Josh Conklin, secretary

— Sean Welsh, treasurer

— Joe Birch, trustee

Assistant Chief Nick Verdicchio and Commissioner Justin Sabatino will continue in these positions.

The department elects captain, lieutenants, secretary and trustee every year in December. The assistant chief and commissioner are elected every two years.

Many years of experience

Sabatino and Brand have more than 25 years in the company. Birch has more than 20 years with the company.

Other years of service are Bill Ferries with more than five years, and Sean Welsh with more than 10 years.

Fire company formed in 1933

The 81-year-old Pine Rock Park Company as established in June 1933, making it the city’s third oldest fire company.

The original building was on Seneca Road, and members moved into the current building at 722 Long Hill Ave. in 1979.