Nine Glen Cove EMS members were sworn in as officers at the agency's Installation Dinner at The Metropolitan on Jan. 19, where Mayor Ralph Suozzi thanked all members for their service over the last year and during hectic 16-hour shifts after Superstorm Sandy.
Chief Matt Venturino said the event was well-attended by EMS members, City officials and members of neighboring departments that work closely with Glen Cove responders.
Venturino began the evening with some remarks before introducing ex-chief Steven Nelson as master of ceremonies.
Suozzi administered the Oath of Office for nine line-officer and administrative officer positions for 2013:
Captain - Charles Valicenti
Lieutenant - Andrew Carpenter
Lieutenant - Ian Newman
Lieutenant - Ryan Roethel
Recording secretary - Ryan Mavros
Corresponding secretary - Melissa Minopoli
Administrative manager - Didi Yep
Vehicle manager - Ryan Mavros
Treasurer - Melissa Minopoli
The department is structured with three layers of officers: chiefs, line-officers and administrative officers. Venturino explained the layers' breakdowns:
"The Chief’s Office consists of the chief of department, first assistant chief and second assistant chief, all of which are two-year positions. The line-officers are composed of the captain and three lieutenants and are one-year positions. The administrative officers consists of the treasurer, vehicle manager, administrative manager, corresponding secretary and recording secretary, all of which are one-year positions. All positions are elected from within the membership."