It is with deep regret that FDNY announces the line of duty death of Firefighter William N. Tolley. Firefighter Tolley, 42, was assigned to Ladder 135 and bravely served the Department for 14 years. Firefighter Tolley was critically injured while fighting a 2-alarm fire in Queens. He was transported to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Firefighter Tolley is survived by his wife, Marie, and his daughter, Isabella. He is the 1147th member of the Department to make the Supreme Sacrifice while serving our city.
Thoughts and Prayers from all the Members at The Oradell Volunteer Fire Department.
The fire department welcomed Probationary Firefighter Michael Jaimes, as he was sworn in by Mayor Didio at the public meeting last Tuesday. Welcome Michael, and stay safe!
On Saturday, January 7th, despite the snow fall, Mayor Dianne Didio had the pleasure of swearing in the fire department’s new slate of officers. Well deserved guys!
Pictured Above (L to R): 1st Lieutenant – Jeff Kaplan, Captain – Joseph Lomoriello, Chief of Department – Brian Bonte, Assistant Chief – Joseph Gothelf, 2nd Lieutenant – Terry Moran, 3rd Lieutenant – James Moretti
After careful consideration of qualifications, training, education, and longevity, the following members have been elected to leadership positions within the Oradell Fire Department for 2017:
Chief of Department – Brian Bonte
Assistant Chief – Joseph Gothelf
Captain – Joseph Lomoriello
1st Lieutenant – Jeff Kaplan
2nd Lieutenant – Terry Moran
3rd Lieutenant – James Moretti
President – Greg Trass
Vice President – Frank Gangemi
Secretary – Tony Castella
Treasurer – Jon DeStefano
Financial Secretary – Mike Tobin
The Oradell Fire Department was recently awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation of nearly $18,000 for the purchase of a new water rescue boat, engine, and trailer. The Officers & Members of the Oradell Fire Department would like to thank the foundation for this generous donation to support our water rescue operations.
ABOUT FIREHOUSE SUBS PUBLIC SAFETY FOUNDATION
In 2005, the Firehouse Subs founders established the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment, and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has given more than $23 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $274,000 in New Jersey, $255,000 in New York and $49,000 in Connecticut.
IN-RESTAURANT FUNDRAISING INITIATIVES
Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.