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Long post, BUT, In short: It all started in the early 1940’s when my Great Grandfather, Robert Jayne, joined the Boonton Twp. Fire Department. I’m an exemplary manner, he served the township for many years, ultimately becoming Department Chief 20 years later. As a kid, he always told me I’d be a fireman one day. He didn’t address me by my name after the age of 5 or 6; it was “Chief”. Fast forward to the top left photo, is myself (and Jared) at 5 or 6 years old when I became “Chief”. I sat in the front seat of Point Pleasant Fire Dept Co. #2’s Ladder 4165. I fell in love and didn’t want to leave. I took a picture in every seat of this truck that day. Look at that smile!
Joining the fire company in 2004, I served as a junior member then attended the academy where I met firemen from all over. In 2017, I began my upward movement in the command structure of Point Pleasant Fire Department and became a Fire Lieutenant. Moving up, I hope to one day be Chief and try to be at least half the Chief my Great Grandfather was. I’ve always wanted to hold a command position to be a role model for those just joining the fire service.
Prior to my Great Grandfathers passing, he always told me 3 things: 1. Be the best leader I could be 2. Watch over the “brothers” in the firehouse helping those that need it, and 3. Always fight every fire with a 2-1/2” hose line! 😂
Now, the bottom left photo is me reliving my childhood past I sat in the right front seat of Tower Ladder 45 and needed it documented. Once again, look at that smile! I was a kid again. All the memories of growing up and talking “shop” with my Great Grandfather started running through my head. I relived my entire childhood in the 30 seconds I sat there. This opportunity was provided to me by Lieutenant Mike Ciampo and I am wholeheartedly indebted to him for this opportunity.
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