On February 18, 2012 at the 106th Annual Dinner of the Mendham Fire Department two members were honored for their 60 years of active service in the Department.
Willard “Bill” Bergman (pictured, above left) joined the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company in May of 1952, Mendham Hose Company No. 1 in September 1952 and became exempt in 1959. Bill continues to serve as a Warden (fire police).
Joseph Grassi (pictured, above right) joined the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company in June of 1952, Mendham Hose Company No. 1 in August 1952 and became exempt in 1959. When Joe isn’t at his home in Florida, he too continues to serve as a Warden.
Others honored were: Drew Gizzi and Joshua Small – 5 years of service; Thomas Gilligan, David Gizzi and Kyle Hastings – 10 years of service; Michael Orgera and Richard DeNicola – 15 years of service and Kenneth Betz – 35 years of service.