On Saturday, April 20th the members of the Westmont Fire Company and Westmont Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary celebrated their 56th Annual Joint Installation Dinner at the The Kove Restaurant and Catering Venue
By Westmont Fire Company No. 1
April 21, 2024

This was an evening to acknowledge our volunteer firefighters and EMT’s for their years of service to our community. We thank FF/EMT Vice President Nate Maronski and FF/EMT Joesph Piscopio with planning and making this event happen!

The evening began with the installation of our elected Executive Board and Line officers, new Trustees Miles Vernon and Tomas Kettell Sr. Along with Captains, Joshua Bennett, James Heckers and Jeffrey Riley. Lastly Lieutenants Kyler Graeber, Alexander Tessing and William Tessing 5th. The oath was administered by Haddon Township Commissioner Mulroy!

Also Vice President Maronski thanked our special guests for the evening who were in attendance
Captain Ed Glaze- Collingswood Fire Department
Assistant Chief Bob Henry-Haddon Fire Co
Captain Bob Perry West Collingswood Heights
Haddon Township Mayo-Randy Teague
Haddon Township Commissioners- Mulroy and Linhart
Haddon Township Police Tim Hak
Haddon Township Fire Marshall- Ryan Sheppard

The years of service awards were next on the agenda. Receiving awards for five (5) years of service were FF Michael Taulane, FF/EMT Julia Saia and FF/EMT Emily Davis. fiveteen (15) years of service went to FF Thomas Kettell Sr Twenty (35) year recipient was Assistant Chief William Tessing 4th and Captain James Heckers. The final award of the night was (55) years of service to past Assistant Chief Henry Voigtsberger who was unfortunately unable to attend. Lastly, we lost a great man on June 19th 2023 Assistant Chief William Tessing 3rd we invited his wife and family to the dinner where they were presented a keepsake photo as a small thank you for everything he has done for us!

The evening closed with The Ladies Auxiliary presenting an award to the fire company from all of their fundraising efforts in 2023.

A great night was had by all in attendance. Thank you to everyone who made the night spectacular.

Thank you to The Kove restaurant for another amazing venue. Tumbling dice for the entertainment and Janet Young for the delicious amazing cake!

Also a special thanks to our cover companies who make sure the town was covered so our members could enjoy the night!
Collingswood Fire Department
Haddon Fire Company No. 1
Oaklyn Fire Department