Seven North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue firefighters were awarded for their exemplary efforts at a ceremony by The 200 Club of Hudson County last month.
The awards ceremony brought together esteemed members of the community, local government officials, and the firefighting community to pay tribute to the outstanding accomplishments of these heroes.
Among those in attendance were Weehawken Mayor NHRFR’s Management Committee Chair Richard Turner, NHRFR Chief David Donnarumma, and NHRFR Executive Director of Administration Jeffrey Welz.
“Congratulations to all the members being recognized, as each of them have displayed tremendous courage while facing extremely dangerous situations and truly earned these honors,” Turner said in a statement. “
Their remarkable accomplishments serve as a reminder of the immense sacrifices made by firefighters every day to keep our communities safe.”
The following firefighters were honored during the ceremony at the Liberty House in Jersey City:
• Battalion Chief Nicholas Prato – Medal of Valor
• Captain Michael Mastellone – Medal of Valor
In recognition of their gallant efforts and heroic actions taken on December 1st, 2022 at a four-story occupied residential structure at 5412 Madison Street in West New York.
During the course of duty a partial structure collapse occurred endangering the life of a firefighter, however Prato and Mastellone immediately took action to rescue him at the risk of their own lives.
• Captain Eugene D’Alessandro – Medal of Valor
• Firefighter Lisa Napier – Medal of Valor
In recognition of their gallant efforts and heroic actions taken on December 1st, 2022 to rescue two trapped residents within a four-story occupied residential structure at 5412 Madison Street in West New York.
• Battalion Chief Albert Salvesen – Valiant Teamwork Award
• Captain Philip Cranwell – Valiant Teamwork Award
• Firefighter Robert Jedziniak – Valiant Teamwork Award
In recognition of their gallant efforts and heroic actions taken on October 10th, 2022 to rescue an unconscious individual within a three-story occupied residential structure at 801-18th Street in Union City.
“I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations and deep appreciation to these exceptional firefighters for their selfless commitment to the well-being of our community. Their courage and unwavering commitment reflect the highest standards of the firefighting profession and serve as an inspiration to us all,” added Donnarumma.
NHRFR serves the municipalities of Guttenberg, North Bergen, Union City, Weehawken and West New York.
Additionally, the 200 Hundred Club of Hudson County has been serving the community by honoring and supporting first responders and their families since 1984.