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New Hamden Firefighters Russell Quick, Michael Mordecai, and Stephen Postemsky are sworn in by Town Clerk Vera Morrison.
Three New Firefighters Join the Ranks
Friday, March 4 - Three new firefighters were sworn in at the Hamden Government Center today, all of them with previous experience as career firefighters.
Firefighter Russell Quick, who comes from Middletown South District Fire Department, is a decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan.
Firefighter Michael Mordecai, son of retired Lieut. Jack Mordecai, is a paramedic who was with the West Shore Fire Department in West Haven.
Firefighter Stephen Postempsky comes from the Willimantic Fire Department and has B.S. degrees in Fire Arson Investigation and Fire Administration from UNH.
The members of HFRA wish Russell, Mike, and Stephen long, successful and safe careers with the Hamden Fire Department.
Chief David Berardesca and Mayor Scott Jackson welcome three new firefighters to the department before a packed house of friends, relatives and brother firefighters.
Department members gather at the Government Center to witness the swearing-in. CLICK to enlarge.
Quick, Mordecai and Postemsky with Chief Berardesca - CLICK to enlarge
Firefighter Mordecai and son, Mike - CLICK to enlarge
Two generations of Hamden firefighters (and maybe a third) - CLICK to enlarge
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