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Celebrating Success: Guilford Fire Department Welcomes Two Firefighter/EMTs Off Probation

Firefighter/EMT John Guarnaccia

Guilford, CT - The Guilford Fire Department is proud to announce a significant milestone in the careers of two dedicated firefighter/EMTs, John Guarnaccia and Michael Terrio, as they successfully completed their one-year probation period. This accomplishment is a testament to their unwavering commitment to the department and their determination to excel in their roles.Probation for new firefighters is no small feat. During this critical period, probationary members are expected to gain comprehensive knowledge of the department's operations and become proficient in operating various apparatus. The weight of this responsibility can be overwhelming, but with the guidance and support of their fellow officers and firefighters, John and Michael have risen to the challenge.

Meet John Guarnaccia:

Hailing from Old Saybrook, John Guarnaccia brings a wealth of experience and dedication to the Guilford Fire Department. In addition to his duties in Guilford, John also volunteers with the Old Saybrook Fire Department, showcasing his commitment to serving the community. John's dedication to his craft is further demonstrated by his educational background, which includes a degree in Fire Arson Investigation from the University of New Haven. With an impressive nine years of experience in the fire service, John has consistently shown his passion for ensuring the safety and well-being of Guilford residents.

Meet Michael Terrio:

Michael Terrio is a lifelong resident of Madison, CT, and his roots run deep in the community. In addition to his role with the Guilford Fire Department, Michael serves as a volunteer firefighter for Madison Hose, demonstrating his commitment to both his hometown and Guilford. Michael's local expertise and dedication to firefighting make him a valuable asset to the department and the people of Guilford.

Assistant Fire Chief Michael Shove commented on the achievement, stating, "Completing probation is a significant milestone in a firefighter's career. It requires dedication, hard work, and a commitment to learning. John and Michael have not only met but exceeded our expectations during this crucial period. We are proud to have them as members of our team and look forward to their continued contributions to the Guilford Fire Department."

The Guilford Fire Department would like to extend its warmest congratulations to Firefighter/EMTs John Guarnaccia and Michael Terrio on successfully completing their probation. Their commitment to serving the community and dedication to their roles is commendable and serves as an inspiration to all members of the department.

As they transition into fully-fledged firefighters, John and Michael will continue to uphold the department's mission of safeguarding the lives and property of Guilford residents. Their success is not only a testament to their hard work but also to the strong camaraderie and support within the Guilford Fire Department.

We encourage the residents of Guilford to join us in congratulating John Guarnaccia and Michael Terrio on this significant achievement. Your local heroes are here, ready to serve and protect, and their commitment to excellence is unwavering.


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