At the September 15th business meeting, the Woolwich Fire Company welcomed five new members. The new juniors are Hannah Iskander and Matthew Lipka. The new regulars are Zachery Applegarth, Nicholas Dalenzo and David Wallin. Also, Nat Zalinski was accepted as a regular. Nat had been a junior. Congratulations to all volunteers.
Woolwich Fire Company participated in the dedication of the 9-11 Memorial Garden. Mayor Sam Maccarone welcomed the many residents who attended the ceremony before Fire Chief Ed Barber struck the “Four Fives”. The ceremony also included representative from the township, the Gloucester County EMS, Woolwich Police Department and the VFW.
After the ceremony, the fire chiefs stood at the Memorial.
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At the June business meeting, the fire company congratulated three new graduates of Firefighter I course at the Gloucester County Fire Academy. They are Drew Aaron, Matt Aaron and John Nastasi.
Firefighter I is the first required training for a volunteer. This course is a 152 hour training course that begins the firefighting training techniques. During this period, the member can respond to fires and drills but is considered a “probationary” firefighter and can only enter fires at certain phases and with senior members of the fire company.
The Company is proud to add these members to the active protection of our communities. Well done!
At the June 16th business meeting, the Woolwich Fire Company welcomed four new members. The new firefighter is Matthew Hesser. The new juniors are Hunter Cramer, Jonathan Roll and Nathan Villanueua.
On June 10, members of the Woolwich Fire Company, Woolwich Police Department, Department of Public Works, Warriors Watch, Township and County officials escorted the newly acquired World Trade Center artifact, a 4000-lb beam. The beam will be the centerpiece of the new Memorial Garden to be built near the municipal building. The Garden will be dedicated on Patriot Day, this coming September 11th. This acquisition is the result of the year long effort by Woolwich Fire Company Deputy Chief Dave Valichka and Mayor Sam Maccarone. The Mayor thanked the Fire Company for initiating the project and the many who helped make this day possible.
Above: Members of the Woolwich Fire Company are gathered in front of the the beam, which is draped in the American Flag.
Below: The WTC steel beam
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A Woolwich resident offering homemade cookies to the Woolwich Fire Company firefighters who responded to her 911 call. Her carbon monoxide detector sounded while she was baking a turkey in her oven. Upon arrival, it was determined that carbon monoxide was present in her kitchen. The residence was vented and the gas company was called to fix the problem. Her detector prevented a potentially serious problem. Check your detectors and make sure they are all in working order.