On Thursday, June 14th, ASA-CT held its 8th Annual Golf Outing at the Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, CT. The event attracted over 80 golfers, 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 $3000 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 2018, 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 2018 Golf Outing included several fun contests in addition to the golf tournament itself. A “Hit the Hood Contest” provided an opportunity for golfers to compete in hitting a vehicle hood place 125 yards from the tee.
CAPTIONS (Photos provided courtesy of Lisa Siembab, ASA-CT)
“Hit the Hood”
ASABooth: ASA-CT’s Golf Tournament was made possible by volunteers and the golf committee: (Left to Right)
Special thanks for all of our Major Sponsors!