On Wednesday, May 29, 2013, Assistant Chief Tony Berrena was honored by the Sunshine Rotary Club of State College during a special session of their breakfast meeting. Chief Berrena was recognized for his dedication and continuing contributions to the Alpha Fire Company, its individual members, and the community it serves. The recognition criteria was based on the Rotary Club’s 4-way test which seeks to guide individuals and businesses to make fair and equitable decisions that support the greater good. Once each year Rotary will focus on community groups serving the greater good and honor individuals from within those groups who are nominated by their respective organizations. This year first responders were the group of choice and Chief Berrena was nominated by the Alpha Fire Company.
Others recognized this morning were Norm Spackman from Boalsburg Fire Company, Terri Merdes from Centre LifeLink EMS, and a volunteer responder with University EMS.
Congratulations to Chief Berrena for this well deserved recognition.