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Wilton Appoints 40-Year Veteran Firefighter As New Deputy Fire Marshal

Wilton Town Clerk Lori Kaback, right, swears in Wilton Fire Department's new Deputy Fire Marshal Kevin Plank. At left is Plank's wife, Gale.
Wilton Town Clerk Lori Kaback, right, swears in Wilton Fire Department's new Deputy Fire Marshal Kevin Plank. At left is Plank's wife, Gale. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Rev. Reggie Norman, of Our Lady of Fatima, offering a closing invocation at the ceremony. Kevin Plank is next to Deputy Chief Mark Amatrudo.
The Rev. Reggie Norman, of Our Lady of Fatima, offering a closing invocation at the ceremony. Kevin Plank is next to Deputy Chief Mark Amatrudo. Photo Credit: Capt. Brian Elliott of the Wilton Fire Department

WILTON, Conn. -- Kevin Plank was officially promoted to deputy fire marshal of the Wilton Fire Department on Tuesday.

Plank is a 40-year veteran of the fire service. He started his career in 1976 as a volunteer with the Independent Hose Company in Danbury. After 29 years as a career firefighter with the Danbury Fire Department, he came to Wilton in 2008 as a line firefighter.

Plank holds certifications as a FF I, FFI, FF III, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Safety Officer, HazMat Technician, EMT, Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention and Fire Instructor I.

He is also a decorated firefighter, holding honors from the City of Danbury as the Firefighter of the Year, Award for Bravery, Honorable Service Award, EMS Award and three Unit Citations.

Also while in Danbury, he performed fire prevention and public fire safety education work and also consulted on a children’s fire safety book.

He also attended Naugatuck Valley Community College and majored in fire science.

He a master carpenter and auto mechanic in his off hours. He’s also a husband, father and grandfather.

Plank just completed five months of fire code training, fire and arson investigation training and hazardous materials code school.

Wilton Town Clerk Lori Kaback administered the oath of office along with Kevin’s wife, Gale, who pinned on his new shield.

Kevin’s daughter Kellie is a 17-year veteran of the Danbury Fire Department. His son-in-law Ken is a 10-year veteran of the Danbury Fire Department.

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