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Shelby honors firefighter for 50 years of service

Staff Reports Posted 7 January 2018 at 8:20 pm

Photos courtesy of Stacey Benz

SHELBY – The Shelby Volunteer Fire Company held its annual installation banquet on Saturday and presented several awards, including a citation for Dave Hellert in recognition of his 50 years of service as a Shelby firefighter. Hellert, center, is pictured with Fire Chief Andy Benz, left, and President Tim Petry, right.

Hellert also received citations from the US House of Representatives, State Senate, State Assembly, County Legisature, Town of Shelby and the Firemen’s Association of the State of New York.

Other honorees at the banquet include Zach Petry with the Chief’s Award and Jason Watts, who received the President’s Award.

The 2018 officers were installed by past Chief Howard Watts.

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