Fire And Ambulance Workers Sworn In At Annual Ceremony

Fire Chief re-elected to serve final term

The leaders of the township’s emergency response teams were officially sworn into their positions at an annual ceremony on New Year’s Day. Fire Chief Brian Potter was re-sworn in to . The following firefighters were also sworn-in to serve one-year terms on the :

Fire Chief – Brian Potter

First Assistant Chief – Ed Garza

Second Assistant Chief – Brad Stio

Battalion Chiefs

Co. #1 – Ray Virgens

Co. #2 – Tom Loretto

Co. #3 – Cord Meyer

Co. #4 – Chris Konash

Co. #5 – Harold Wilson


Co. #1 – Mike Cooper

Co. #2 – Robert Conly

Co. #3 – Matt Sorochynskyj

Co. #4 – Vic Bartoloma

Co. #5 – William Mann


Co. #1 – Bill Grath and Chris Rupert

Co. #2 – Ken Warnet and Marc Bracciodetta

Co. #3 – Frank Parker and Stephen Sorochynskyj

Co. #4 – Mark Scanel and Rich Cronenberg

Co. #5 – Jamie Fox and Craig Saunders


Captain – Nick Kwak

Lieutenant – Ed Drejman


Senior Coordinator – Ken Warnet

Coordinator – Mike Roe

Coordinator – Marc Bracciodieta

Coordinator – Chris Vandling

Fire Police

Captain – Rich Silagyi

Lieutenant – Larry Wright

The following emergency responders were sworn in to serve one-year terms on the township’s ambulance corps:

Mahwah Ambulance & Rescue Squad Co #1

Captain - Gregory Antonetti

Assistant Captain - JoAnn Rean

1st Lieutenant - Alicia Miller

2nd Lieutenant - Steve Ruit

Mahwah Ambulance Corps, Co #4

Captain - Charles "Chuck" Jandris

Assistant Captain - Victoria Pope

1st Lieutenant - Nabil Hajo

2nd Lieutenant - Michael Ingui

Former Fire Chief Pat Malone served as emcee of the ceremony, and Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet swore in the officials. Add any additional photos you have of the ceremony to the gallery above.

Peter J. Raia, jr January 05, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Congratulations and sincere thanks to all of Mahwah Township's First Responders! Your work is often unrecognized but NEVER unappreciated!
Mercedes1 January 05, 2012 at 05:49 PM
My sincere thanks for your dedication to all the residents of Mahwah. You are greatly appreciated!!
Leaking Ink January 06, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Congratulations! Thank you so much for your dedication and all that you do.
Teddy January 06, 2012 at 07:58 PM
The Battalion Chief at Co.2 is Tom Loreto - not Loretto
Johnny Defiant February 01, 2012 at 11:07 AM
John K. Deming was killed in a car crash.


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