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Guilford Fire Captains Earn Employee Recognition Awards

Patch logo Patch 11/29/2021 Ellyn Santiago
Guilford Fire Department captain James Considine was honored by First Selectman Matt Hoey. © Town of Guilford Guilford Fire Department captain James Considine was honored by First Selectman Matt Hoey.

GUILFORD, CT — Two fire captains received Guilford Employee Recognition Awards for the months of September and October. Both James Considine and Clint Haverkampf received nominations in large measure for their above-and-beyond efforts related to COVID-19 outbreaks, mitigation, and vaccinations.

First Selectman Matt Hoey, who initiated the Guilford Employee Recognition Award program, has encouraged all employees to nominate other employees who should be recognized for outstanding achievement and performance in their work.

Considine was nominated by Assistant Fire Chief Michael Shove and fire department administrative assistant Kate King.

Shove commended Considine for "doing an exceptional job, not just in coordinating internal departmental issues, but also for working so closely with the Madison Health Department on 'managing vaccination coordination for employees, vaccination clinics for the community, and reporting COVID-19 case response efforts.'"

Considine recently received an Administration Commendation Ribbon from the Guilford Fire Department for his leading role in the command staff of the Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 outbreak.

King said she's “constantly amazed at what Jim has accomplished."

Considine "worked tirelessly" to ensure all firefighters and first responders were vaccinated when the vaccine became available.

"Scheduling appointments for everyone for both vaccines was a monumental task, but he took it on without complaint," she said. "Jim had fire department medics qualify to administer the vaccine to the general public on the Monday clinics at the Rec Center.”

Considine has been a Guilford professional firefighter since 2004 and was promoted to the rank of captain in 2017. Hoey presented him with the award and a gift card.

Haverkampf was honored with the Guilford Employee Recognition Award for October 2021.

He was nominated by Shove and Guilford finance director Maryjane Malavasi.

Malavasi praised Haverkampf for his assistance to her department in putting together many grant applications. She specifically commended him for his work with FEMA, which requires very precise record-keeping and has specific forms required for their reimbursement requests.

“Clint has taken on the challenge of providing the documentation necessary for us to apply for thousands of dollars of regular and overtime reimbursement. I have said many times that we all work together as a team to make things happen, and Clint has been a vital member of that team," she said.

As he did with Cosidine, Shove commended Haverkampf for also doing an "exceptional job, not just in coordinating internal departmental issues, but also for working so closely with the Health Department on “managing vaccination coordination for employees, vaccination clinics for the community, and reporting COVID-19 case response efforts.” Haverkampf also recently received an Administration Commendation Ribbon from the Guilford Fire Department for his leading role in the command staff of the Emergency Operations Center during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Haverkampf has been a Guilford professional firefighter since 2002 and was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2007. He received an Employee Recognition Award certificate and a gift card from Hoey.

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