Firefighters Andrew Cascais and John Wassman Awarded $1,000 Scholarships

The officers and members of the Mendham Fire Department are pleased to announce that on Monday, May 29th, Firefighters Andrew Cascais and John Wassman were each awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company.

Drew CascaisDrew, a member since September of 2011, graduated from West Morris Mendham High School on June 20th and will continue his studies at Purdue University this fall.

John, a member since December of 2011 (Ed. note: Wassman resigned on 9/30/2013), graduated from Oratory Preparatory School on June 2nd and will continue his studies at Seton Hall University.

John Wassman“Both Drew and John exemplify the best of the Mendham Fire Department,” said Chief Rich DeNicola. “They’re both incredibly committed to the people of Morris County and like all junior fire department members, aspire to create a better life for themselves and the greater Mendham community. We congratulate them on their achievements and look forward to many more great things to come.”


About the Scholarship

The Mendham Fire Department is a non-profit organization that provides Fire and Rescue services to the Borough of Mendham. The Department was formed in 1905 and has operated as a total volunteer effort since its inception. Due to recent waning volunteerism, the Mendham Fire Department has recognized the need to recruit members to assist in the operations of the Department. The Department is seeking to award those individuals that have exhibited strong leadership qualities, those recognizing the need for volunteerism in society, those dedicated to teamwork and those dedicated to the pursuit of a higher education.

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