The Danbury Firefighter of the Year has been named by the Danbury Exchange Club. Captain Gary Arconti, who has 28 years on the job is the 2013 selection for the honor. Exchange Club President Joe DaSilva says Arconti has also coached basketball and baseball and organized fundraisers for the Bridgeport Burn Center.
Arconti has been a fireman for 28 years. Fire Chief Geoff Herald says Arconti has many credits towards his degree in Fire Technology, is involved with the Juvenile Fire Setters program and active in union activities. Before joining the department Arconti served 13 years with the volunteer division at Water Witch Hose Company #7.
Arconti says it was a humbling experience.
The Danbury legislative delegation presented a General Assembly citation recognizing Captain Arconti for his commitment and contributions during his service to the fire department. Representative David Arconti says he's extremely proud of his uncle’s recognition and sees it as a testament to his integrity, commitment and hard work protecting the community.