2006 Rookie of the Year

John Colandro

2006 saw Belltown initiate a new award, that of "Rookie of the Year." This award recognizes the Probationary Firefighter who rises above the other candidates to show a well rounded and dedicated individual at the beginning of his service to the department. No one can dispute that this year's recipient has shown extraordinary determination throughout his training process. John Colandro has proven that he is willing to learn, and is always ready to help out the department and his brother Firefighters with a variety of tasks. John even added the firehouse to his already busy delivery route for his family's deli, and can be found back at the firehouse most days right after work ready to respond to calls.