Firefighters with 50+ Years Service Honored

Posted on May 6, 2019

The following resolution was presented by the Montgomery Twp. Committee on 4/18/19 & 5/02/19 to five extraordinary Montgomery firefighters, each with over 50 years of service to the community! The honorees were (alphabetically): Art Parsell of Company #2, Eric Perkins of Company #2, Dan Pullen of Company #1, Peter Schmidke of Company #1, and Donald Thiel of Company #2, . Congratulations to all on this momentous achievement!  (PHOTOS BELOW RESOLUTION.)

RESOLUTION HONORING FIREFIGHTER WITH 50 OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE

WHEREAS, A community possesses no greater treasure than the dedicated service of its volunteers; and
WHEREAS,  this firefighter has rendered to the citizens and residents of Montgomery over 50 years of uninterrupted service as a member of Fire Company #1 or #2; and
WHEREAS, During his years of faithful service he has earned the admiration and respect of all who have come to know him, as he performed countless hours of selfless service towards the safety, health and well-being of the residents of Montgomery; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED That the Montgomery Township Committee hereby recognizes the dedicated, selfless contribution of time and talent made by this fightfighter and extends its sincere gratitude and best wishes on behalf of the citizens of Montgomery Township on this 2nd day of May, 2019.

For more information on volunteer fire service in Montgomery, go to the company websites at: http://www.mtvfc1.org/ and https://www.mtvfc2.com/

Mayor Jaffer thanks Art Parcell, Montgomery Vol. Fire Co. #2, for his over 62 years of service to the community.

Dan Pullen of Montgomery Vol. Fire Co. #1 poses with Mayor Jaffer and his resolution honoring him for his over 50 years of service to the community.

Mayor Jaffer with George Gurzo, Chief of Montgomery Vol. Fire. Co. #2, accepting resolution honoring his grandfather, Donald Thiel for 62 years of firefighting service.

Peter Schmidke of Montgomery Vol. Fire Co. #1 accepts resolution from Mayor Jaffer, honoring him for over 50 years of service to the community.

Mayor Jaffer with Steve Santangelo, Lt. with Montgomery Vol. Fire. Co. #2, accepting resolution on behalf of member Eric Perkins for 50+ years of firefighting service.  Photo credit: Rikki Massand