Today is Paul Deysenroth Jr. Day!

Presenting a proclamation to Weston firefighter and EMT Paul Deysenroth Jr., are, from left,  Weston Volunteer Fire Department President Craig Cohen, First Selectman Gayle Weinstein, Paul Deysenroth Jr., and Fire Chief John Pokorny. (Bruce Ando photo)

Presenting a proclamation to Weston firefighter and EMT Paul Deysenroth Jr., are, from left, Weston Volunteer Fire Department President Craig Cohen, First Selectman Gayle Weinstein, Paul Deysenroth Jr., and Fire Chief John Pokorny. (Bruce Ando photo)

In honor of Paul Deysenroth Jr.’s, 50 years of service to the town of Weston as a member of the volunteer fire department, a proclamation was issued by First Selectmen Gayle Weinstein declaring Tuesday, Feb. 10, Paul Deysenroth, Jr. Appreciation Day.

“The town is appreciative of Paul Deysenroth Jr.’s dedication and commitment to the town of Weston and of his volunteer efforts as a firefighter and as an EMT,” Ms. Weinstein wrote in the proclamation.

Mr. Deysenroth has been a member of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and EMS for 50 years and is consistently on the “Top 10” responder list for call points.

He was named Firefighter of the Year in 1979 and 2002, and was EMT of the Year in 2009. He received the WVFD Distinguished Service Award in 2004 for 40 years of service, and in 2014 for 50 years of service.

He has served as treasurer for Weston EMS since 2007, has served as secretary for the WVFD, and sat on the Safety Officer Committee.

Mr. Deysenroth was named Grand Marshal of the 2002 Memorial Day parade in Weston. He has served on the Heady House Committee, Historic District Commission, Lachat Homestead Committee, and the Lachat Oversight Committee.

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