DERBY — Two living legends of the Derby emergency rescue services achieved immortality Wednesday.
The Rev. Thomas E. Berberich and Edward J. Cotter, Jr. were inducted into the Connecticut Firefighters Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.
Both men helped define the city’s emergency services, post World War II. It’s a time that is long gone — but certainly not forgotten, judging by the rows of tables at the induction ceremony filled with Derby residents.
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