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Amatrudo Honored For Work As Wilton Deputy Fire Chief

Wilton Fire Department firefighters from left, Brian Elliott, Kevin Plank, Ralph Nathanson and Deputy Chief Mark Amatrudo, Ralph Nathanson, stand in front of Engine 4, the new addition to the department's fleet, following a ceremony Wednesday.
Wilton Fire Department firefighters from left, Brian Elliott, Kevin Plank, Ralph Nathanson and Deputy Chief Mark Amatrudo, Ralph Nathanson, stand in front of Engine 4, the new addition to the department's fleet, following a ceremony Wednesday. Photo Credit: Frank MacEachern

WILTON, Conn. -- Wilton Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Mark Amatrudo was recognized Wednesday as the Emergency Manager of the Year, according to a statement from the officials.

Amatrudo received the 2016 honor at Connecticut State Police Troop G's headquarters, according to officials.

The award, which was decided by the Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC), was presented to Amatrudo in recognition of his "outstanding contributions in the field of emergency management," according to officials.

Acting Deputy Commissioner William Hackett from the Division of Emergency Management and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, presided over the event, officials said.

Amatrudo has also worked with the Wilton CERT, the Wilton School system (public and private), the CT State Citizen Corps Advisory Board and in many other EM capacities over the past 10 years,

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