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Photos by Fritz Rethage
Posted February 3, 2003
HHFD Installation Dinner
The Hasbrouck Heights Fire
Department held their installation dinner for Fire Chief Robert Thomasey at The Venetian
on February 1, 2003.
The program included benediction and talk by Fire Department Chaplain Joe Pickard.
Speakers included Fire Commissioner Justin DiPisa, Deputy Fire Commissioner Andrew Link,
Mayor William J. Torre and Fire Chief Robert Thomasey.
Other Boro officials attending included: former Fire Commissioner Garrett Pepe, Councilman
John Wassberg, Boro Administrator Michael Kronyak and Boro Clerk Rose Marie Sees.
Citations were given by Assemblywoman Rose Marie Heck. The Mutual Aid Fire
Chiefs representing Wood-Ridge, Wallington, Little Ferry, Carlstadt, Moonachie and Lodi
made presentations. Other dignitaries attending included the Mutual Aid Zone II
Coordinators, and The Hackensack Fire Department Deputy Chief of Operations.
Recognition was given to the immediate past Fire Chief Arthur Knobloch, and to the various
department personnel to include: presentation of ex-officer badges, certificates for
the top EMS responders, etc. Roses were given to the Chiefs' wives. Master of Ceremonies
was former Fire Chief Tony Greco.
Chief Robert Thomasey with Fire Department Chaplin
Father Joe Pickard following benediction
Chief Robert Thomasey, Deputy Fire Commissioner
Andrew Link and Mayor William J. Torre.
2nd Assistant Chief Angelo Roccamo making a toast
Roses were given to the Chiefs' wives
Fire Commissioner Justin DiPisa making
The immediate past Chief Arthur Knobloch is
presented "Ex-Chief's Badge" by Chief Thomasey
Outgoing EMS Lt. Joseph Benkovic and Capt. Peter J. Gallo III receiving presentations
from Lt. Deborah Karlsson and Captain Maria Moretto
EMS personnel receiving recognition for the highest number of call responses