Jr FF Joe Brown was nominated and voted
Hurffville-Battalion 3 FF of the Month for September. Joe joined the WTFD in
December 2012. He is fortunate to serve on the front lines with his brother FF
Steve Brown who is also assigned to Hurffville-Battalion 3. Joe said that
firefighting has been in his family for generations and it is something he
always wanted to do. Jr FF Brown is a senior at Gloucester Catholic High
School. Some of his hobbies include playing lacrosse and spending what little
free time he has with his friends. In addition to being an active Firefighter
with WTFD, Joe also serves with Monroe Twp EMS.In addition to all of the time Joe spends with WTFD and
MTEMS, he spent a majority of September working towards his Eagle Scout
Project. Joe got assistance from Capt Pat Dolgos and Paramedic Joe Adleman to
put on a community CPR class at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Williamstown. In
addition to his students receiving CPR training, he set up a facebook page and
issued the students CPR training kits, challenging his students to teach their
family and friend CPR skills. Joe's students then commented on the facebook
page that he set up and share their experiences. To say we are impressed and
proud of Joe is an understatement.
Once again, congratulations to Jr FF Joe Brown on being
voted September FF of Month.
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Congratulations to the members of the Grenloch
Fire Company who spent several weeks cleaning Ladder Tower 1016 for the annual
State Fireman's Convention in Wildwood. 1016 took 1st place in the category of
Congratulations to Lt Dan Dobleman on being voted August
FF of the Month for Battalion 3/Hurffville. Dan joined the WTFD in April 2005.
He works full time at the Gloucester County Emergency Response Center as a
dispatcher. Lt Dobleman also works for a couple EMS organizations in the area
and is an Instructor at Camden County Fire Academy.
Some of Dan's hobbies include fishing, riding his
motorcycle, and playing paintball. While speaking with Lt Dobleman, it is
obvious that he has wanted to be a Firefighter since he was a little kid. Dan
describes the WTFD as "one of a kind" and states that he is
"fortunate and honored to be part of the WTFD".
Dan currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. As a leader,
Lt Dobleman does not like to tell other Firefighters what to do, but prefers to
get his hands dirty with them and lead by example. Congratulations again to Lt Dobleman on being
voted August FF of the Month.
Hurffville/Battalion 3 July FF of the Month
Firefighter Matt Laudenslager joined the department in April 2012. He
attends Rowan University full time and will be a Junior this Fall. FF
Laudenslager is studying Law & Justice with the hopes of becoming a Police
Officer in the near future. Matt is excited to fulfill a lifetime goal of
becoming a Police Officer, whether at the municipal or state level.
FF Laudenslager also works at Dick's Sporting Goods as a
golf club tech in the golf department. Matt enjoys spending time with his
family, friends, and girlfriend outside of his time at the department. He also
enjoys getting out on the golf course as much as he can as a get away.
Matt is the youngest of three kids and lives in the
Heritage Valley Development. His Mom and sister Amanda both work in the school
systems. His Dad is involved in sales and his brother Michael manages a
restaurant in Philadelphia. Matt states that family is a huge part of who he is
and has always kept him grounded.
FF Laudenslager says that being a Firefighter with WTFD
means everything to him. It is something that he is very proud of since joining
2 1/2 years ago. Matt says "there is no better feeling than helping others
in their time of need". He goes on
to say that "anytime you can help someone who has had a rough go of it and
you can be there to make even the smallest difference and turn their day around
is something that's pretty awesome to be a part of".
FF Laudenslager is assigned to 10-3 Main Station and
responded to a total of 16 incidents in July.
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