North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue promoted a new battalion chief, as well as four new captains – and also showed off some new equipment – at a ceremony at their headquarters on Port Imperial Boulevard this morning.
Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner, who is also the chairman of the NHRFR board, North Bergen Mayor Nick Sacco, also the state Senator of District 32 and West New York Commissioner of Revenue and Finance, Susan Colacurcio, spoke at the beginning of the ceremony to commend the department’s efforts.
During the course of the 30-minute ceremony, James Corso was promoted to battalion chief, while Jose Vargas, Steven Hillis, Brian Stahl and Mike Flood earned the distinction of captain.
Chief Frank Montage told the newly promoted firefighters: “the way you present yourself today is your true test of leadership,” also thanking the local officials for their support in helping make NHRFR “the best department in New Jersey.”
Afterwards, Montagne praised the department’s efforts in handling the five-alarm fire in Union City yesterday.
Additionally, the department proudly had their two new tower ladders, and four new pumper trucks, on display in the parking lot of their main headquarters on Port Imperial Boulevard – where the ceremony took place.