2017 Valor Awards

THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS TO THE 2017 VALOR AWARDS BANQUET IS FAST APPROACHING!

The 2017 NJ FMBA Valor Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Reservations for the event are now being accepted. You can make your reservations in person at the NJ FMBA Office or you can call the office at 732-499-9250 and speak to one of our office staff. Credit cards and checks are accepted. The price per reservation is $100.00. This includes a Grand Cocktail Hour from 6-7 PM. The event will run until midnight and include a six hour Premium Open Bar, Awards Program, Gourmet (sit down) Dinner and Entertaining and dancing. This is an event where we honor our own of the Career Fire Service along with Civilian and Media Awards. An event not to be missed.

THE ABSOLUTE DEADLINE FOR AD JOURNAL ADS IS

FRIDAY MARCH 31 ST!

There is a Crowne Plaza located directly across the street from the Pines Manor for those who will need overnight accommodations. Reservations can be made by calling the Hotel directly at 732-287-3500 and mentioning the code: FMBA VALOR. We have a limited number of rooms being held. The price is $129.00.

Please keep in mind that there is NO physical TICKET that is distributed. Once your payment is made, your name and names in your party are put on the guest list that evening.

If you need a Formal Invitation, we can mail one to you. Just call the State Office and request one to be sent out to you. Our office staff will be sure to answer any questions that you may have, but you can also call the Valor Awards Chairman, Chris Lukenda at 908-720-0773.

Click HERE to fill out your RSVP form

If you are unable to fill out the form online please download the form fillable PDF HERE

NJ FMBA VALOR RECIPIENTS 2017


GOLD MEDAL OF VALOR

  • Lieutenant Chris Stellatella
  • Firefighter Jason Kormondy

New Brunswick Local 17 and 217


SILVER MEDAL OF VALOR

  • Battalion Chief Brian Rathbone

Paterson Local 202


BRONZE MEDAL OF VALOR

  • Captain Rocco Aliotta

Paterson Local 202


EMS MEDAL OF DISTINCTION

  • Firefighter Salvatore Cocuzza
  • Firefighter Daniel Royland
  • Firefighter Timothy Hydock
  • Firefighter Joseph Cowper

Springfield Local 57


GROUP EFFORT (NON-FIRE)

  • Chief John Herrmann
  • Battalion Chief Gregory Murray
  • Battalion Chief James Boyle (Millburn Local 32)
  • Captain Christopher Russo
  • Lieutenant Antonio Acocella
  • Lieutenant Kevin Sweeney
  • Lieutenant David Hill
  • Lieutenant William Morrison
  • Lieutenant John Grapes
  • Firefighter Scott Bowman
  • Firefighter Sebastian Covello
  • Firefighter Adam Duchinsky
  • Firefighter Keith Ferenz
  • Firefighter John Fierro
  • Firefighter Christopher Herrmann
  • Firefighter David Jones
  • Firefighter Arigirlios Karydes
  • Firefighter Charles Miller
  • Firefighter Kevin Palek
  • Firefighter Kurt Reinhardt
  • Firefighter William Roth
  • Firefighter Jeffrey Testa
  • Firefighter Levar Washington

Montclair Local 20


GROUP EFFORT AWARD (FIRE)

  • Battalion Chief Charles Leone
  • Captain Brian Thornton
  • Captain Theodore Padavano
  • Captain Richard Fleischman
  • Firefighter James Thornton
  • Firefighter Jamaal Burden
  • Firefighter Eric Gustofson
  • Firefighter Andrew Shumway
  • Firefighter Christopher Hammell

Rahway Locals 33 and 233


GROUP EFFORT (MEDICAL)

  • Deputy Chief Michael Hreha
  • Captain Darren Drapkin
  • Lieutenant Todd Felter
  • Firefighter Robert Borrero
  • Firefighter Tadji Braxton
  • Firefighter Ted Tyburczy
  • Firefighter Tim Benoit
  • Firefighter Christopher Haszko
  • Firefighter Richard Raudys

Linden Local 34 and 234


LIFESAVING AWARD

  • Firefighter / EMT Michael Pirozzoli

Linden Local 34


BROTHERHOOD AWARD

  • NJ FMBAMemorial Committee Chairman Mike Jackson


SCOTT GARBER SERVICE AWARD

  • Chief J. Michael Roberts

Millburn Fire Department


MULTI- JURISTICTIONAL AWARD

  • Union County Haz-Mat Local 99
  • Elizabeth Locals 9 and 209
  • Linden Locals 34 and 234


LOCAL OF THE YEAR

  • Elizabeth Local 9


CIVILIAN AWARDS

  • Mr. Ivan White
  • Mr. Lee Parker
  • Submitted by: Elizabeth Local 9


GEORGE STEEL AWARD: MEDIA

  • Kathy Cryan, Union
  • Jen Gregerson, Cranford

TAP News New Jersey


2017 Special Recognition Awards


VALOR


  • Captain Douglas Burrell
  • Lieutenant Robert Piparo
  • Firefighter Victor Ortega

NEW BRUNSWICK LOCAL 217


GROUP EFFORT AWARD (FIRE)


  • Captain Rocco Aliotta
  • Firefighter Robby Devries
  • Firefighter Sean Duffy
  • Firefighter Marwin Torres

PATERSON LOCALS 2 AND 202


  • Battalion Chief Brian Rathbone
  • Captain Michael Caposella
  • Captain Matthew Ganci
  • Captain Arthur J. Woods
  • Firefighter Gabriel Crichlow
  • Firefighter Scott Van Baulen
  • Firefighter Israel Montes Jr.
  • Firefighter Jerome Hunter
  • Firefighter John Forbes Jr.
  • Firefighter Malik Moody
  • Firefighter Timothy DeHaas
  • Firefighter Keith Eickhorst
  • Firefighter Michael Hook
  • Firefighter Jonh Jones
  • Firefighter Frank Morrel

PATERSON LOCALS 2 AND 202


  • Captain Jason Ryan
  • Captain Bob Adams
  • Firefighter Edward Hirshman
  • Firefighter Matthew McElroy
  • Firefighter Dante Fusco
  • Firefighter Shane Mull
  • Firefighter Rich Cummings
  • Firefighter Ian Riddell

HAMILTON LOCALS 84 AND 284


GROUP EFFORT AWARD (NON-FIRE)


  • Captain Christopher Beady
  • Firefighter Joseph Infantini
  • Firefighter Edgar Echavarria

MILLBURN LOCAL 32


  • Deputy Chief Brian McDermott
  • Captain Arthur J. Woods
  • Captain Michael Marini
  • Captain Michael Walker
  • Firefighter Scott Van Baulen
  • Firefighter Keith Eickhorst
  • Firefighter Michael Hook
  • Firefighter Jonathan Salmond
  • Firefighter Wesley Mann
  • Firefighter Sean Dunn
  • Firefighter Tarik Sanders
  • Firefighter John Howe
  • Firefighter Matthew Zaccone

PATERSON LOCALS 2 AND 202


GROUP EFFORT AWARD (MEDICAL)


  • Firefighter Francis Alfano
  • Firefighter Manny Antonio
  • Firefighter Nicholas Auriemma Sr.
  • Firefighter Thomas Escott
  • Firefighter Chase Hamilton
  • Firefighter Andres Idrovo
  • Firefighter Joseph Lunelli
  • Firefighter Steve Salzer

BELLEVILLE LOCAL 29


EMS


  • Firefighter / EMT Anthony Holland
  • Firefighter / EMT Gregory Weber

LINDEN LOCAL 34


  • Firefighter Marc Roca
  • Firefighter Lisandro Tupete

PATERSON LOCAL 2


  • Firefighter Luis Vargas
  • Firefighter Gabriel Chavez

PATERSON LOCAL 2


LIFESAVING


  • Firefighter Paul Brennan

RIDGEWOOD LOCAL 47


MULTI-JURISTICTIONAL AWARD


  • Captain Edward Moore
  • Firefighter / EMT John Perrotto
  • Firefighter Daniel Kourris
  • Firefighter Mim Stacy
  • Firefighter Patrick Hilger

JACKSON FIRE DISTRICT 3 LOCAL 86


  • Lieutenant Mark Reynolds
  • Firefighter / EMT Richard Marrero
  • Firefighter / EMT Stanley O’ Brien
  • Fire Official John Burmeister

JACKSON FIRE DISTRICT 3 / IAFF 4395


  • Firefighter Jeff Locha

JACKSON MILLS VOLUNTEER