Joseph M. Catalano

Congratulations to Joseph M. Catalano, recipient of the 2015 Chief Kevin M. Shea Participation Award.

Firefighter Catalano was selected for emulating the qualities of company involvement, community involvement and fire service participation that was so passionately demonstrated by Chief Kevin M. Shea. He has been active in events hosted by the Elsmere Fire Company such as his work at the annual Fish Fry's, serving on various committees, participation in the Explorer Post program and serving in several Fire Company offices. He has served as Lay Chaplain, Director, Vice-President and President. Joe is also a qualified apparatus operator, leads as a Big Brother and is a skilled fire prevention educator, youth advisor and civic leader. In 2012, Joe received the Kenneth E. McNary Achievement Award. Becoming an active member of the Fire Company in August 1990, briefly leaving to pursue professional development in 1995 and returning in 2001, Joe is a deserving recipient of this year's award.