CHATHAM, NJ – The annual Chatham Turkey Trot organized by President
Curt Ritter raises funds for various non-profit organizations. For the past eleven years the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department (CTVFD) has been fortunate to be a recipient of funds from this event.

Curt Ritter said, “We are pleased to present a check for $10,000 to the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department to support their purchase of a state-of-the-art thermal imaging camera (TIC)," Ritter said. "TICs are used on just about every call to identify hot spots within a home’s walls, search for potential victims trapped in a building or occupants that have been ejected from a motor vehicle. Put simply, they are critical to fire operations.

Chief Matthew Lemons, “thanks Curt Ritter and everyone who came out to support the Turkey Trot.”

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About The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department
Established in 1925, the Department is comprised entirely of volunteer members including  25 active firefighters, junior firefighters and associate members providing services 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The department operates its headquarters on River Road and a second station on Southern Boulevard and responds to approximately 400 calls each year, both within Chatham Township and in the form of mutual aid to departments in neighboring communities.  

Chatham Turkey Trot
Since its inception in 2009, more than $180,000 has been raised benefiting the  Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department , the  Diabetes Research Institute , the Chatham Emergency Squad and The Barton Center for Diabetes Education. 
Over the years, the Chatham Turkey Trot has become a family holiday tradition that offers expert and novice runners alike the opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and neighbors, to raise funds for our first responders and diabetes research and education, and to break a sweat before the big meal.