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Posted on: March 9, 2020

March 8 designated as William 'Bill' Thompson Day

PROCLAMATION from Fred Camillo, First Selectman 

WHEREAS,  After serving the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, in May 1969 at the age of 35, William ‘Bill’ Thompson joined the East Port Chester Fire Department as a probationary fireman; and

WHEREAS,  After one year of service, Bill became a First Class Fireman on May 6, 1970; and

WHEREAS, His service included Department Trustee from 1971 to 1973; Secretary in 1982 and again in 1998; Financial Secretary in 1989 and 1990; and Treasurer in 1993; and

WHEREAS, Bill also served as Vice President in 1985; president in 1983, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1999 and 2000; and was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors; and

WHEREAS, Bill has held several line officers positions including 2nd Lieutenant in 1974; 1st Lieutenant in 1975; Captain in 1976; 2nd Assistant Chief in 1977; 1st Assistant Chief in 1978 and Chief in 1980; and

WHEREAS, Bill was one of the first firemen to respond to the Gulliver’s night club fire on June 30, 1974 and assisted in rescue operations before manning hose lines for many hours; and

WHEREAS, Bill also served as chairman of committee responsible for overseeing the relocation and construction of the Firemen’s Memorial from Byram Park to its current location in front of the Byram Fire Department.


NOW, THEREFORE, l, Fred Camillo, FIRST SELECTMAN OF THE TOWN OF GREENWICH, do
hereby proclaim Sunday, March 8, 2020 as

William ’Bill’ Thompson Day 

in the Town of Greenwich and encourage all our citizens to join me in applauding his many years of dedication and service to the Town and in wishing him many more years of health and happiness.



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