EASTON — Chief Kevin Partridge and the Easton Fire Department wish to thank the many veterans in the Town of Easton for their service on this Veterans Day, which is Wednesday, Nov. 11.
“Every year I have the honor of walking in the Easton Veterans Day parade and taking part in the ceremony honoring the many veterans in our town,” Chief Partridge said. “This year there will be no parade or ceremony on Veterans Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is important to recognize those who bravely served our country. A ceremony was pre-recorded and can be viewed on the Town of Easton website. On behalf of myself and all the members, I want to thank the veterans of the Easton Fire Department who continue to bravely serve their community after leaving the military.”
Veterans in the Easton Fire Department include:
- Firefighter Timothy Vamosi, United States Coast Guard
- Firefighter Shawn Goyette, United States Army
- Firefighter Kyle Lovell, United States Air Force
- Firefighter Michael Eaton, United States Air Force, currently in the Air Force reserves
Firefighter Eaton, a five-year member of the Easton Fire Department, is currently an Emergency Manager in the Air Force Reserves, helping residents prepare for, respond to and recover from hazards and disasters. He said his time in the Air Force reinforced his desire to be a firefighter.
“Being a firefighter was something I always wanted to do, and my time in the military certainly reinforced my work ethic,” Firefighter Eaton said.
Firefighter Vamosi, a 16-year member of the Easton Fire Department, served in Search and Rescue Law Enforcement and in a Port Security Unit on Cape Cod while in the Coast Guard. He said he is proud to serve in a community that recognizes its veterans.
“It’s quite humbling when you see the outpouring of support from not only friends and family members and fellow veterans, but also the greater community,” Firefighter Vamosi said. “That’s especially true here in Easton, which is a town that really honors its veterans. I want to thank the residents of town, and I look forward to giving back to the community for the rest of my career as a firefighter.”