HHFD Letter to Hasbrouck Heights Residents
This year, on Election Day, you will have the opportunity
to cast your vote to establish a Length of Service Award Program,
more commonly known as LOSAP. This program refers to
all emergency service volunteers of both the Fire Department
and Ambulance Squad in Hasbrouck Heights.
LOSAP is a modest financial award paid into an interest
bearing account for each individual volunteer member. These
funds will than become available to the member upon his or
her retirement, or when they attain a minimum age. LOSAP
is very similar to an individual Retirement Account (IRA)
or a 401K plan.
The Hasbrouck Heights Mayor and Council, in a unanimous vote,
endorsed a resolution to establish a LOSAP plan that
would set aside $600 per year for each individual volunteer
who meets minimum response to emergency calls and performance
LOSAP is designed to serve as a tool in helping our Borough
retain its vital force of well trained volunteer firefighters
and ambulance squad members. In essence, LOSAP would
serve as a financial incentive to encourage current volunteer
members to remain active until reaching retirement age, and
hopefully attract and entice new volunteers to serve
The volunteers of both the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department
and Ambulance Squad are reaching out to you as a resident
of our community to vote "Yes" on the LOSAP
referendum question on November 6, 2001. Your support is greatly
needed and will help the Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer
Ambulance Squad to better serve the residents of our Borough.
LOSAP has already been adopted in numerous other Bergen
Thank you for your time and support from the chiefs, officers,
and members of the Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department
and Ambulance Squad.
LOSAP REFERENDUM VOTE YES
VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT AND AMBULANCE SQUAD
Hasbrouck Heights Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance
Squad are in dire need of volunteers. Please
call the Fire Chiefs Office at 288-0082 if you
are interested in joining.