Correction: The original article stated that Tom Reller and Aaron Gelber did the explorer program while at Avon High School, but the accurate information is that they did the program while in high school. The story was updated on Oct. 1, 2013 to reflect the correct information.
Two members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department were promoted earlier this month, according to the Hartford Courant.
Tom Reller and Aaron Gelber, both of whom joined the department as fire explorers when they were in high school, were promoted to lieutenant.
Reller is a fourth-generation firefighter who joined the department in 2005, the Courant said. Gelber reportedly joined the department in 2008 and was recognized for his contributions during Hurricane Sandy.