Rocco Grosso was officially promoted to fire marshal at the Wilton Fire Department on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
The ceremony featured brief remarks from Fire Commission Chairman Gary Mecozzi and First Selectman Bill Brennan and a speech from Fire Chief Ron Kanterman.
“I just want to welcome everybody, and again, this is another step for the Wilton Fire Department,” said Mecozzi. “I think we’re moving forward. Everything’s looking good, so, with that, I just want to congratulate Rocco and his family. Thank you.”
Brennan applauded the town for another “well-deserved” internal promotion.
“Congratulations to Rocco,” he said. “This is a great trend within both our fire department and police department that we’ve had a lot of in-house promotions, and that really counts a lot. We get our people out there who know the town, who have been here many years and are deserving of these promotions. I’m very, very happy to see another internal promotion that’s been well deserved and earned.”
Kanterman summarized Grosso’s accomplishments and commented on the seriousness with which he treats his work.
“He’s a serious fire prevention guy, and serious fire prevention guys save lives, businesses and the lives of the firefighters at large,” Kanterman said. “He’s also well known by the school kids with whom he interacts all year round as he makes his visits for inspections or for public fire safety education sessions.”
Grosso’s wife Tamara pinned his new badge on his uniform after he was sworn in by Town Clerk Lori Kaback.