The Burlington Township Fire Department congratulates our Fire Official Matt Tomaszewski upon his successful completion of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program. The program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration. The courses and accompanying research examine how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities. The program consists of four graduate and upper division baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over a four year period. Matt was presented his certificate at the July 27 Board of Fire Commissioners meeting from Commissioner Deborah Painter.
Burlington Township Fire Department has received a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $358,500. The grant will be used to replace aging Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). SCBA is an essential component of a firefighter’s protective ensemble. It allows firefighters to enter hazardous atmospheres to conduct life saving searches and fire extinguishment.
Lieutenant Josh Johnson is the recipient of the Annual Knights of Columbus #589 Shield Award. Each year, the Knights of Columbus recognizes members from the Burlington City and Burlington Township Police, Fire, and EMS Departments who excel at service to their community. Josh also received awards for the Burlington Township Fire Department Firefighter of the Year for 2015, 2015 Rescue Division Member of the Year, and 2015 BTFD Top Responder.
On November 17, Fire Official Matt Tomaszewski and Fire Prevention Specialist John Irwin V provided kitchen safety and hands-on fire extinguisher training to Burlington Township Schools / Princeton Food Management cafeteria staff.
If your business is located in Burlington Township and you would like to provide fire extinguisher training for your staff contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention at 609-239-5850.
The Burlington Township Board of Fire Commissioners honored six citizens for their actions at a house fire in the LaGorce Square neighborhood on July 22. These heroic individuals rescued the 86 year old occupant from the dwelling prior to the arrival of the fire department. The award recipients are:
Sharon Williams Gardner