Shrewsbury Firefighter Evan D. Tyler Honored at Academy Graduation

Tyler won Ronald Fitzpatrick Award

Evan P. Tyler is honored by Freeholders at the county Fire Academy graduation (Photo: Monmouth County)
Evan P. Tyler is honored by Freeholders at the county Fire Academy graduation (Photo: Monmouth County)

Fire departments across Monmouth County welcomed new members following the graduation of 42 trainees from the Monmouth County Fire Academy this week.

Classes 100 and 101 officially completed their training in areas including rescue, fire extinguishment, hazmat and CPR with graduation ceremonies at the Route 33 facility.

Each class also had one member receive the Ronald Fitzpatrick Award, named for a former instructor who died in 2003. The winner for Class 100 is new Shrewsbury Hose Company member Evan D. Tyler, while Timothy J. Smigelsky received the honor for Class 101. The full list of graduates can be found below.

Freeholder John P. Curley congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments and thanked them for their impending service. “You will answer the call and place your lives on the line to save someone else’s life and property, because that is what you are trained to do. And you received the best training available from the instructors at this academy.”

Monmouth County Fire Marshal Henry Stryker III also congratulated the new members and said their work is just beginning in the field. “It takes a special type of person to be a firefighter,” he said. “They have to have a passion to do this job. The graduates sitting before us have that passion because they have completed the rigorous training as their first step. Please be safe.”

Applications for the September class are now being accepted.

Firefighter 1 — Class 100

Spencer T. Arnold ~ Manasquan Fire Department

Matthew J. Buttermark ~ East Freehold Fire Company

Michael J. Cook ~ Belmar Fire Department

Douglas E. Granai ~ West Keansburg Fire Company

Milton Latorres ~ Bradley Beach Fire Department

Anthony A. Malgieri ~ Southard Fire Company

Brendan T. Murch ~ Colts Neck Fire Department

Joseph O. Nappi ~ Morganville Independent Fire Company

Jason P. Neff ~ Tinton Falls Fire Company # 1

Scott A. Nokes ~ Neptune Township Fire Department

Robert J. Pahlck ~ Bradley Beach Fire Department

Joshua P. Prevost ~ Keyport Fire Department

Taylor W. Rounds ~ Freehold Township Independent Fire Company

Anthony F. Santiago ~ Freehold Township Independent Fire Company

Bryan A. Sherer ~ Englishtown Fire Department

Ashley N. Truffa ~ Glendola Fire Company

Brian L. Turner ~ Ocean Grove Fire Department

Evan D. Tyler ~ Shrewsbury Hose Company

Michael T. Ventriglio ~ East Freehold Fire Company

Donald L. Warren ~ West Keansburg Fire Company

Firefighter 1 — Class 101

Michael M. Biyad ~ Colts Neck Fire Department

Michael Christie ~ Ramtown Fire Company

John M. DePinto ~ Adelphia Fire Company

Franklin L. Doremus ~ Neptune Township Fire Department

Kenneth J. Evola ~ Gordon’s Corner Fire Company

Alexander Handel ~ Gordon’s Corner Fire Company

Austin J. Knox ~ Belmar Fire Department

Jonathan Michel ~ Neptune Township Fire Department

Steven J. O’Dwyer ~ Keyport Fire Department

Joseph A. Panzarino ~ East Freehold Fire Company

Joseph D. Rich III ~ Farmingdale Fire Department

Dane M. Richards Jr. ~ Eatontown Fire Department

Neil E. Robinson ~ Millstone Township Fire Company

Dale J. Seitz ~ Adelphia Fire Company

Timothy J. Smigelsky ~ Ramtown Fire Company

Robert Snyder ~ New Point Comfort Fire Company

Sam R. Springsteen ~ Colts Neck Fire Department

Edgardo Valera ~ Belmar Fire Department

Christopher R. Villanueva ~ Millstone Township Fire Company

Kevin Weigert ~ Gordon’s Corner Fire Company

Thomas B. Winemiller Jr. ~ Belmar Fire Department

John M. Zuber ~ Freehold Fire Department


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