One Group, One Goal!
Formed on April 4, 2017, a small group had a vision to be able to assist our fellow Volunteer 1st Responders in their time of financial hardship. Our goal, through membership dues and donations, is to be able shine a little light on the dark situations that occur in ones lives. Our group has over 150 years of combined Volunteer Service to their communities, and have played many roles throughout their careers. It is with that combination of experience and dedication, I proudly offer you our Board of Directors.
President - Mike Turano
Mike is a 25 year member of the Volunteer Fire Service, Past President of the Garnet Lake Volunteer Fire Company, past President and past Commissioner of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company. He also is a Life and Founding member of the AVFBA.
Vice President - George Verfurth
George is currently President, and active, in the Garnet Lake Volunteer Fire Company. He also is a Life and Founding member of the AVFBA.
Secretary - Cheri Hayes
Cheri is a long time associate with the North Creek Volunteer Fire Company. She also is a Life and Founding member of the AVFBA.
Treasurer - Cheri Hayes
Trustee - Joseph Arsenault
Joe is a 14 year member, and current 2nd Assistant Chief, of the Tupper lake Volunteer Fire Department. He is a new member of the Franklin County cause and origin team, and a part time sales apparatus for Garrison Fire and Rescue.
Trustee - Steven Hayes
Trustee - Joe Cormier Jr.
Trustee - Marie Hatem
Marie is a Civilian Trustee and a local Business owner.
Trustee - Dezore Cleveland
Chaplin - William "Bill" Bibby
Bill is a 48 year member of the North River Volunteer Fire Company, and is the Chaplin for the association. He is also a Life and Founding member of the AVFBA. Bill currently holds the position of Association Chaplin.
Past Association Trustees
Fred Comstock 2017
2017-2018 William Bibby
2017-2018 Robert Swan
***The Board of Directors receives no compensation for their roles, it's strictly Volunteer only !