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PHOTOS: Mahwah Swears In New Firemen, EMS Officials

New officers with Mayor Laforet. Photo Credit: Jose Suarez
Mahwah Emergency Medical services. Photo Credit: Jose Suarez
(L to R): 2nd Asst. Chief Ray Virgens, Chief Tom Loreto, 1st Asst. Chief Ken Warnet. Photo Credit: Jose Suarez
Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet with new EMS Deputy Chief Chuck Jandris and his two sons. Photo Credit: Bill Laforet

MAHWAH, N.J. — Twenty-nine volunteer firefighters and ambulance corps officials were sworn in during a ceremony at the Mahwah Senior Center at Township Hall on Friday.

The officials sworn in will serve one-year terms. Mahwah Mayor Bill Laforet told Daily Voice that the town is grateful for each volunteer's contribution.

"These volunteers continue a long history of leadership who have come before them," Laforet said. "A dedicated brotherhood of volunteers who protect us every day."

"Our community is in debt to them for their service."


Department Chief – Thomas Loreto (re-elected for second one-year term)

1st Assistant Chief – Kenneth Warnet

2nd Assistant Chief – Raymond Virgens


Battalion 1 – Christopher Rupert

Battalion 2 – Michael Roe

Battalion 3 – Lauren Azevedo

Battalion 4 – Christopher Konash

Battalion 5 – Craig Saunders


Captain Co. 1 – Edward Drejman

Captain Co. 2 – Andrew Lakawicz

Captain Co. 3 – Stephan Sorochynskyj

Captain Co. 4 – Bryce Simpson

Rescue Captain – Eric Moritz

Fire Police Captain – Lawrence Wright


Lieutenants Co. 1 – Kevin Minogue, Christopher Howard

Lieutenants Co. 2 – William Olesin, Tor Lunde

Lieutenants Co. 3 – George VanHeest, David Cranstoun

Lieutenants Co. 4 – Richard Cronenberg, Matthew Buonocore

Rescue Lieutenant – Charles Brown

Fire Police Lieutenant – Brian Potter


Senior Hazmat Coordinator – Edward Garza

Hazmat Coordinators: Andrew Lakawicz , Gordon McIntire


Chief — Bob Murken

Deputy Chief — Chuck Jandris

Deputy Chief — Liz Villano

Lieutenant — John Cluzel

Lieutenant — Eric Chernin

Lieutenant — Austin Miller

Lieutenant — Florence Policano

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