Hoboken Fire Department promotes 1 to battalion chief as 8 firefighters retire


The Hoboken Fire Department promoted one of their own to battalion chief as eight firefighters retired at a City Hall ceremony earlier this week.

Fire Chief Anton Peskens, Hudson County Commissioner Anthony Romano, Public Safety Director Ken Ferrante and Monsignor Michael Andreano congratulate Battalion Chief Matthew Markey and his family on his promotion. Photo courtesy of Jerry Lore.

“The Hoboken Fire Department works tirelessly to protect our community, often putting their own lives at risk to keep others safe,” Mayor Ravi Bhalla said in a statement about Monday’s ceremony.

“I know I speak on behalf of residents when I say thank you to the retirees for their years of bravery and service, and to Battalion Chief Markey for his continued dedication to the City of Hoboken.”

Markey was sworn in as a firefighter on June 8th, 2006, and was promoted to captain on March 20th, 2015. He and his wife, Jill, are raising four children.

Those retiring are Firefighter Ian Metcalfe, Battalion Chief Joseph Turner, as well as Capts. Ronald Miltner, Leonardo Delviscio, Vincent DePinto, Nicholas Goldsack, and Angel Amaro.

“Firefighters in Hoboken are among the bravest in the state, and country. I wish them all the best in their retirements and the next chapters of their lives,” noted Public Safety Director Kenneth Ferrante.

“I am proud to have served alongside the men being honored today. I thank them, and their families for the sacrifices they made over the last few decades. I am confident this won’t be the last we hear of these retirees as they, no doubt, will continue to serve the people of Hoboken in other ways,” added Acting Fire Chief Anton Peskens.

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