Matthew Bruin is Awarded MFD’s 2018 Scholarship

The Mendham Fire Department is pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship Winner is Firefighter Matthew Bruin. Matt, a member since November of 2015, was awarded $2,500.00 by the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company on Monday, April 30, 2018. He will formally be be presented the scholarship during Mendham High School’s Awards Ceremony, on June 4, 2018.

Matt exemplifies the very best of the Mendham Fire Department’s Junior Program,” said Ex-chief Joseph Eible. “He is incredibly committed to the people of the Borough and like all of our junior members, he aspires to create a better life for himself and the greater community. We congratulate him on his graduation and wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Matthew—pictured above, during a training excersize—will graduate Mendham High School on June 13, 2018. He will follow in his brother’s footsteps and continue his studies at Quinnipiac University, in Hamden Connecticut, where he will study Business Management.

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. A complete list of scholarship recipients can be found here.

Junior Membership Program

Since its inception in 1972, the Department’s Junior Firefighters program has let numerous young men and women participate in various firefighting and rescue activities. For more information please visit