Some of the greats don't often get the recognition they deserve. This first responder is well due for his shout-out.

Submitted by nominator
Submitted by Nominator

Meet Mike Galluzzo

It's time to recognize a Fire Chief that means so much to his team and community. Mike is the Fire Chief for the Poland Volunteer Fire Company. His fellow firefighters say he's their leader, friend, and role model in the fire hall.

Not only does he care about his fire fighters when they are suited up, but he cares about their livelihoods at home. He treats everyone like his family, which explains why he's so well respected.

Credit - Mike Galluzzo
Credit - Mike Galluzzo

It's safe to say that in Poland, Galluzzo's impact goes much farther than just being the Fire Chief.

Out of all the people I know... no one has a bigger heat than him. He's not only my Chief, he's my hero.

Credit - Poland Volunteer Fire Co.
Credit - Poland Volunteer Fire Co.

Nominate a First Responder

Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in Central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officer, military, rescuer, front-line worker, or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture, and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday." We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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