Beachwood Fire Department- 745 Beachwood Blvd. Beachwood NJ 08722 Phone # 732-349-0014 Fax# 732-505-4515
10.18.2023: Beachwood Firefighter Robert Tapp Named Citizen of Year
The Borough of Beachwood named Firefighter Robert Tapp the 2023 Beachwood Citizen of the Year. FF Tapp was recognized for his 51 years of active service to the fire department where he has held many positions including Assistant Chief. FF Tapp was also recognized for his service to the community as a soccer coach, fire inspector and chairing the sewerage authority. Congratulations Mr. Tapp!
6.7. 2023: Beachwood Firefighter Alfonso Weaver Receives 200 Club Award
The Beachwood Fire Department were honored to be a part of the 200 Club Awards Dinner where Beachwood Firefighter Alfonso "Al" Weaver received the Meritorious Service Award.
FF Weaver was recognized for his 42 years of continuous active service with our Department. During his tenure with us, FF Weaver has served in numerous positions including Trustee and President. As an active member, FF Weaver is consistently one of our top responders, answering the most calls. One of those calls that stands out was on December 21, 1982 when FF Weaver and two other firefighters successfully rescued an unconscious 17 year old boy from a residential structure fire.
Congratulations FF Weaver! Thank you to the 200 Club for your support of emergency personnel
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9.18.2023: Fire Academy Graduation
The Beachwood Fire Department celebrated our newest fire academy graduate. Firefighter Leonardo Mejia-Moreno completed the 8 month long Firefighter 1 & 2 programs at the Ocean County Fire Academy. FF Mejia-Moreno received his certifications and was pinned with his badge at the graduation ceremony held at the Ocean County College.
Also recognized at the ceremony were LT Joseph Gugger and Firefighter Delaney O'Connor who both successfully completed the Fire Instructor 1 Certification Course. Congratulations to all.
12.8.2023: 2024 Fire Department Officers Elected
Congratulations to our 2024 Line and Executive Officers:
Chief Roger Hull, Assistant Chief Dennis Allen, Captain William Hopson, LT Michael Robillard, LT Joseph Gugger
President Delaney O'Connor, Vice President Nick Brescia, Secretary Riley Kopenhafer, and Tresurer Heather Nolze-Brescia
Good Luck to all in the upcoming year.
Fire Department News
6.24.2023: Fire Department Celebrates 101 Years of Service- Mayor Named Honorary Member
The Beachwood Vol. Fire Department held its annual awards dinner and celebrated our 101st year of service at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Toms River. We paid tribute to our past members and recognized members for outstanding service for 2022.
Members William Servilio, Heather Nolze-Brescia and Leonardo Mejia-Moreno were ceremoniously sworn in as they had completed their probationary period as new members in 2022-2023. They were presented copies of our Department's oath.
Each year we present two awards for exceptional service to the administrative side and the firematics side of the company. Firefighter Mark Rutkowski was the recepient of the 2022 President's Award, and Lieutenant Michael Robillard recieved the 2022 Chief's award. They were presented with certificates and citation bars.
This year we also recognized Captain Harley Kopenhafer who obtained his life membership after completing 20 years of active service in 2022. Capt. Kopenhafer also had an additional 2 years as a "junior member", joining our Department while in high school for a total of 22 years of service to Beachwood. Capt. Kopenhafer was presented with a company ring.
The Department also made a special presentation to Mayor Ronald Roma for his long time support of the fire department. Mayor Roma is retiring from politics at the end of 2023. Mayor Roma truly advocated for our members and our department. Administratively, he gave volunteers a seat at the table and treated us as equals with other "professional" department heads. What stood out most amongst our members is how he would respond to the scene of incidents to check on the well being of our residents and fire department personnel. This was done out of truly caring with no fanfare, something we had not experienced in the past. As such, the department presented Mayor Roma with a small token of our appreciation and he was also made an honorary member of the department.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients!!