2010 Local 2687 Annual Dinner at Laurel View C.C. February 27, 2010
Capt. Dennis Baker Honored at Annual Retirement Dinner
Retirees at Local 2687 Annual Dinner Honoring Capt. Dennis Baker (CLICK photo for full screen image and IDs)
The Hamden Professional Firefighters Association, Local 2687, I.A.F.F. honored Capt. Dennis Baker at their annual Retirement Dinner, held Saturday evening, February 27th, at the Laurel View Country Club.
Local President Gary Merwede introduced Fire Chief David Berardesca, who praised Dennis' nearly 32 years of service before a gathering of active and retired firefighters and their families and friends. Gary then presented Dennis with a wristwatch from the Local. Dennis accepted his gift with eloquent and emotional words of praise for his fellow firefighters.
Following a standing ovation, Dennis received the traditional "roast" from Mark Pratt, who chronicled some of Dennis' earliest exploits on the department, ending with a sincere wish from us all for a long, happy and healthy retirement.
More pictures below - CLICK to enlarge. (All photos by Bob Mordecai)