East Windsor Township Recognizes Volunteer Firefighter of the Year During Fire Prevention Week

Published on Nov 05, 2018 at 01:23p.m.

Mayor Janice S. Mironov proclaimed Fire Prevention Week, thanking all of East Windsor’s dedicated volunteer fire company members, and recognized 2017 Firefighters of the Year, East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Jack Israel and East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, Josh Pohl

Mayor Mironov issued a Proclamation recognizing Firefighters of the Year Jack Israel and Josh Pohl, “expressing deep appreciation for their special and invaluable contributions and extraordinary dedication.”  She noted that volunteer firefighters Jack Israel and Josh Pohl “are outstanding models, who have devoted countless hours to public service, earning them much respect from Fire Company members and the entire East Windsor community."

Jack Israel joined East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 in November 2011 as a Fire Police Officer, and quickly ascended into key leadership roles serving as Assistant Treasurer, Trustee, Fire Police Lieutenant and President since 2015.  Jack Israel demonstrated extraordinary commitment in 2017, responding to 443 calls, attending 28 training drills and 18 work details, and serving as an apparatus driver, ensuring the fire truck and members arrive to calls safely.  Jack also has served on numerous company committees including the Membership Committee, Fire Prevention Committee, Dinner Dance Committee, Truck Committee and Awards Committee.  In addition, he is a Life Member and served as corresponding secretary of the Mercer County Fire Police Association and is a Life Member of the Mercer County Fireman’s Association.  President Jack Israel 's high level of professionalism and tireless efforts in all aspects of his volunteer service have contributed enormously to the success of the fire company.

Josh Pohl joined East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 in December 2014, and has assisted in numerous company events such as open houses and fire prevention programs at the local schools.  A lifelong East Windsor Township resident, Josh has actively pursued improved firefighting skills and educational advancement through special emergency response training classes, including Incident Response to Terrorism, Confined Space Awareness, Incident Command Series 100 and 200, Pump Operations, Driver's Training, and Hazardous Materials Operations.  Since joining the fire company in December 2014, Josh has responded to over 304 fire calls and numerous training drills including 127 calls during 2017.  Josh Pohl, even while enrolled as a fulltime student at Arcadia University out of town, has continued to demonstrate a strong and admirable commitment to participate and respond to needs of the fire company.  Mayor Mironov further noted, firefighters in East Windsor are 100% volunteer and are always looking for new members.  Citizens can join and become part of East Windsor volunteer fire companies by calling Fire Company No. 1 at (609) 448-5487 or Fire Company 2 at (609) 443-5130.
 

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Mayor Janice S. Mironov honors East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Firefighter of the Year Jack Israel.  Pictured (from left to right) are:   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 1 Assistant Chief Jay Laughlin;   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 1 Chief James McCann;   Mayor Janice S. Mironov;   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 1 President Jack Israel, and East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 1 Deputy Chief Josh Matorin.

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Mayor Janice S. Mironov honors East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 Firefighter of the Year Josh Pohl.  Pictured (from left to right) are:   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 2 Lieutenant Ben Thornton;   Mayor Janice S. Mironov;   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 2 Member Josh Pohl, and East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 2 Chief Mario Batista.

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Mayor Janice S. Mironov honors East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Firefighter of the Year Jack Israel and East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 Firefighter of the Year Josh Pohl.  Pictured (from left to right) are:   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 1 Chief James McCann;   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 1 President Jack Israel;  Mayor Janice S. Mironov;   East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 2 Member Josh Pohl, and East Windsor Volunteer Fire Co. 2 Chief Mario Batista.

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