On Thursday January 11, 2018 at 1900 hours, Fire Chiefs, Fire Officers, and Firefighters from around Gloucester County attended the 51st Annual Gloucester County Fire Chiefs and Fire Officers Association Annual Awards Banquet held a Auletto’s Ballroom in Deptford. The evening held a lot of friendship, comradeship, good food and drink and an awards ceremony. Awards were presented to members of the different departments in Gloucester County for Life Saving, Meritorious Service, and life Saving with Valor. Members of the Deptford Fire Department received awards for Life Saving:
Battalion Chief Richard Thomas and Firefighter David McIntyre for their actions on a call on the 200 block of Marion Avenue.
Battalion Chief Richard Thomas, Lieutenant Derek Lynch and Firefighter Christopher Koller for their actions of Life Saving on a call on the 400 block of Marion Ave. The awards were presented by Mrs Pam Wilson and Captain Andre Wilson, as it was the husband and father the members help save.
Firefighter Anthony Steigerwald, who received the medal of “Life Saving with Valor” for his actions of entering a house fire and rescuing a bed ridden elderly resident without the protection of a charged hand line with a working basement fire on the unit block of Hayes Avenue.
Firefighter Nick Spross (Battalion 3) for his actions on a call on Route 42. Congratulations to all of the firefighters and a”Job Well done!