Hoboken Fire Department mourning loss of former Chief Richard Tremitiedi


The Hoboken Fire Department is mourning the loss of former Chief Richard Tremitiedi, who served in the leadership public safety post between 1990 and 1995.

Late Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“It is with great sadness that I ask you all to join me in extending our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a retired Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi who I was notified has passed away,” the Hoboken Fire Department Memories Facebook page wrote last night.

“No further information is available at this time. We thank-you Chief for your service to the citizens of Hoboken along side your brothers on the job. Rest in peace my friend.”

Tremitiedi served as a Mile Square City firefighter between June 1960 and September 1995 and became a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor between 2010 and 2013, according to his LinkedIn page.

He was also a fire service subject matter expert for the New Jersey Department of Personnel (now the New Jersey Civil Service Commission) between 2000 and 2005 and a graduate of New Jersey City University.

In January 2021, Tremitiedi was one of the first Hoboken seniors to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and encouraged others to do.

“We send condolences and prayers to the family of retired @HobokenFire Chief Richard Tremitiedi who we learned tonight has passed away. Thank you for your service Chief. #RIP,” the Hoboken Fire Department tweeted.

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