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Outgoing Cedar Grove Fire Chief Returns to Rank and File

More than two dozen firefighters honored at service dinner.

Outgoing Cedar Grove Fire Chief Michael Tower was presented with a black firefighter’s helmet. Photo credit: Courtesy of CGFD
Outgoing Cedar Grove Fire Chief Michael Tower was presented with a black firefighter’s helmet. Photo credit: Courtesy of CGFD

The Cedar Grove Fire Department honored outgoing Chief Michael Tower at the department's annual service dinner Saturday night.

Chief Tower served two years in each of three positions: 1st Deputy, 2nd Deputy and Chief. Tower was presented with a black firefighter’s helmet, his mounted chief’s helmet shield and chest badge. 

Tower will make good use of the black firefighter’s helmet when he returns to the rank and file as a line firefighter in Center Fire Company No. 1, where he has served for more than 25 years. 

More than two dozen firefighters received service awards at the dinner:

5 Years of Service    

  • Michael Credico
  • Dan DeLorenzi
  • James Divizio
  • Todd Margoitta
  • Pat Wolf
  10 Years of Service
  • Joe Bannon
  • Brett Keepers
  • CJ Kraynanski
  • David Livelli
 15 Years of Service
  • John Bannon
  • Joseph Benanti
  • Dan Donovan
  • Mike Kraynanski
  • Joseph Zichelli
20 Years of Service
  • Steve Lombardi
  • Jeff McElroy
  • David Webb
 25 Years of Service (plaque as well)
  • Steven Lynch
 30 Years of Service
  • Michael Jorn
35 Years of Service
  • Joe Russomano
  • Steve Young
 45 Years of Service
  • Robert O'Toole
 50 Years of Service (plaque as well)
  • Frank Sekulic
 55 Years of Service
  • Russ Vanzile
 60 Years of Service
  • Alfred Giancola

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