NJ/NY Convention News

Posted on August 29, 2019

     The Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department would like to congratulate four of its members for receiving awards at the yearly convention of the New Jersey/New York Volunteer Firemen's Association held on June 7, 2019.  This year's convention was held in Wyckoff in their firehouse where numerous awards were given out.  The emcee for the evening was Bergenfield Fire Department's own Jerry Naylis who not only emceed the event, but also was priviledged to sing the National Anthem.     

     The NJ/NY Firemen's Association was thrilled to be able to hand out 13 scholarships at the convention this year with one scholarship each awarded to Bergenfield firefighters and NJ/NY members Zachary Butcher and Dino Landaverde!  Congratulations to both of these young men.

     Firefighters James Lodato and Nancy Naylis are the two newest members to be added to the rolls of Life Member of the NJ/NY Firemen's Association.  To become a life member, a firefighter must be a personal member of the organization for 20 years.  This year, both Jim and Nancy qualified and each received a certification of membership as well as a life member pin to be worn on their Class A uniforms.  President Stan Kufel announced to the convention attendees that Nancy was the first female firefighter to be bestowed the Life Member designation.  Congratulations to both Jim and Nancy for reaching this milestone!