Santoro Honored For 40 Years On Rescue Squad

By on February 7, 2018
Fred Santoro

Fred Santoro (left) accepts an award from VRS Captain Frederick Tempesta.

The Verona Rescue Squad held its annual dinner and awards ceremony on Saturday, January 27 and the all-volunteer emergency medical services organization recognized one of its longest serving–and most prolific–members, Fred Santoro.

Santoro, a Verona resident since 1956, completed 40 years of service to the Rescue Squad in 2017. He was the first member of the squad to be trained as an emergency medical technician and served the VRS in a variety of roles, including that of president in 1986 and 1998. More than all that, however, as of the end of 2017, Santoro had responded to 5,937 VRS calls.

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Rescue Squad Captain Frederick Tempesta presented an award from the VRS and Mayor Kevin Ryan read a certificate of appreciation from the town.

Fred Santoro

Mayor Kevin Ryan presented a certificate of appreciation from the town to Fred Santoro.

Photos copyright Mark Steinberg. Used by permission.

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