Outstanding Educator Receives
Public Fire and Life Safety Education Award

George Repko

Exemplary Educator George Repko was presented the “Public Fire and Life Safety Educator of the Year award,” May 2, 1997, at the Connecticut Fire Academy. Inspector Repko was chosen for his innovation, dedication and persistence in developing community-wide Fire and Life Safety Programs for the Town of Wilton, Connecticut. The depth and extent of Inspector Repko’s contribution to Fire & Life Safety is extraordinary.

With Inspector Repko’s guidance, thousands of students in kindergarten through grades three, high school learn fire safety skills, behaviors and concepts that will enable them to make safe choices and incorporate fire safety practices into their behavior. Inspector Repko also conducts or participates in community-wide Fire and Life Safety Prevention activities including WEBE 108 ‘Kid Fest’, ‘Get To Know Your Town Program’, American Red Cross Babysitters Safety Course, and Boy Scouts of America Safety Classes.

“Inspector Repko has brought an enthusiasm such as I have never seen before in fire education. He has expanded our efforts to levels never before seen in Wilton. Our efforts now reach thousands annually, and Inspector Repko is constantly requested by organizations throughout town to give presentations. His enthusiasm is contagious!” said Chief William von Zehle, Jr., Town of Wilton, Connecticut.

Inspector Repko received outstanding recognition from Wilton Fire Chief William von Zehle, Jr. , Deputy Chief George Peters, Principal John W. Sullivan, Wilton High School, Past President William O. Glass, Jr., Wilton Rotary Club and many other who have been touched by his work.

For more information contact, Cynthia Colton-Reichler, 860-627-6363 Extension 224.