MFD Awards Scholarship to Firefighter Alex Cascais

Drew and Alex Cascais

The Mendham Fire Department is pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship Winner is Firefighter Alex Cascais. Alex, a member since November of 2011, was awarded $2,000.00 by the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company on April 29, 2012.

After his graduation from Mendham High School this June, Alex, pictured above to the right of his brother Drew, will study medicine at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Alex exemplifies the very best of the Mendham Fire Department,” said Chief Rich DeNicola. “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 achievement.”

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.

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