GCVFD Officers Sworn In


At the recent City of Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department (GCVFD) Installation Dinner, Glen Cove Mayor Reggie Spinello recognized outgoing GCVFD Chief Joseph Solomito Jr. and administered the oath of office to new Chief Philip William Grella and his 1st assistant chief Robert F. Marino, 2nd assistant chief Marvin Tate and 3rd assistant chief Robert Retoske, followed by the department officers.

GCVFD Chief Philip William Grella, Fire Commissioner Robert Budzenski and Mayor Reggie Spinello

Spinello also congratulated the new Board of Fire Commissioners including Ex-Chief David Backus, Ex-Chief Michael J. Maher, Patrick Hall, Carl Sederholt, Michael Colangelo, Brian Pemberton, Robert Budzenski, Thomas Underhill and Theodore Valeo Jr. and extended his appreciation to the dinner committee for an outstanding job staging the ceremony and dinner.

“We are most fortunate to have in the City of Glen Cove a dedicated group of volunteer firefighters who are on call 24/7 and put their lives on the line to selflessly protect the lives of others in our community,” said Spinello.

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