Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co Second Assistant Chief Ryan Clark has been selected as their Firefighter of the Year. During their annual meeting this week, the Outstanding Member Committee cited Clark for being "a tremendous aid" to others in the company for a number of years. Clark joined Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue in 2005. Clark is chair of the fire company's Membership Committee. In that capacity, he and others meet with those interested in joining the company, and then guide those who are accepted for probationary periods. The Firefighter of the Year has been named annually since 1998 to recognize the significant contributions, achievements and long term dedication of an individual.