On Friday, June 2, ASA-CT held its 7th Annual Golf Outing at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. The event attracted over 70 attendees, and proceeds benefitted the Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department’s Explorer’s Program. ASA-CT Executive Director Lisa Siembab states, “Based on the generosity of our golfers and sponsors, we raised $6000 for the Wallingford Fire Department Post 4578 Explorer’s Program which is designed to recruit and train young men and women as first responders.”
Each year, ASA-CT’s Annual Golf Outing serves as a fundraiser for a local charity, and in 2017, the association chose the Explorer’s Program which is managed by Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department Post #4578. Siembab notes, “We are honored to have an opportunity to help this wonderful program in just a small way.” Wallingford Volunteer Fire Post #4578 consists of 36 members staffing a pumper, heavy rescue and tanker, and the station also provides rescue, EMS and HAZMAT services to the citizens of Wallingford, CT.
The Explorer’s Program is a large focus for the station and attracts male and female candidates as young as 14 years old. The Program is overseen by Chief Timothy Wall who explains, “This is our way of planning for the future – we must make parents and kids aware of the opportunities as a firefighter and first responder, but it begins early.”
ASA-CT’s 2017 Golf Outing included several fun contests in addition to the golf tournament itself. “Get Your Gear On” provided an opportunity for golfers to compete for the best time putting on firefighters’ gear, with the goal being 45 seconds, in exchange for a small donation, and the tournament also featured a Golf Ball Drop from a fire truck.
CAPTIONS (Photos provided courtesy of Lisa Siembab, ASA-CT)
Check: ASA-CT’s 7th Annual Golf Outing raised $6000 which was donated to the Wallingford Volunteer Fire Department’s Explorer Program. (Lisa Siembab in red shirt, Chief Timothy Wall in the middle between 2 Explorers, volunteer firefighters in the back & Golf Co-Chair Pam Mayo-Yacko)
Carts: Over 60 golfers participated in ASA-CT’s 2017 Golf Tournament. ASABooth: ASA-CT’s Golf Tournament was made possible by its Golf Committee and volunteers. (left to right: Golf Co-Chair Pam Mayo-Yacko & Enterprise volunteers Kate & Chris)
FireTruck: Lisa Siembab (red collar), Co-Chairs Dave (last name? light blue & white shirt) and Pam Mayo-Yacko (black shirt with white sweater/jacket), volunteers Kate (tallest woman) & John Musco (which is he?) from Enterprise pose with Wallingford Fire Department First Responders.