Casey Venafro and Rob Barry.


Department of Colorado Firefighter of the Year

Longmont, CO

Congratulations to Casey Venafro of Castle Rock FD! He was named American Legion Department of Colorado Firefighter of the Year at the Mid-Year Conference at Post 32.

Casey was delivering a patient to the ER when he heard a ruckus from the next room. Using the skills he learned in the U.S. Army, he disarmed a disturbed man.

Ironically, he has another connection to The American Legion. When he was still on active duty, he received permission from the Army to attend a fire academy in Penrose. Our very own Detachment Junior Vice and Squadron 209 Commander Rob Barry taught that class, which motivated him to pursue his second career with the FD.


The Venafro family.

Casey with Commander Annette Johnson.

Casey and Rob Barry.
« Previous story
Next story »