BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Fire Department welcomed 12 new firefighters to their ranks this week.
Hired to replace recent retirees, the 12 firefighters were sworn-in on Tuesday.
“I want to congratulate all the new Bayonne Firefighters and their families,” Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “We wish them well in their careers and pray for their safety, as they now work to help keep our city safe!”
The new firefighters are Joseph Joynt, David Inirio, Daniel Ruiz, Adam Christie, Joseph Young, Kevin Cotter, Jesse Greiman, James Pilger, Kevin Pietranico, Mark Levin, Thomas Kacsmar, and Steven Pilanski.
Here is some background information on the newest Bayonne firefighters provided by the City of Bayonne.
Before joining the Fire Department, Firefighter Joseph Joynt was a full-time student at Hudson County Community College, where he was pursuing a program in Radiology. He served four years in the U.S. military, and was deployed to Afghanistan, attached to the Ranger Regiment under the Joint Special Operations Command.
Firefighter David Inirio is a graduate of Bayonne High School. He was employed as a Hudson County Sheriff’s Officer. He served six years in the Army National Guard, and was deployed to Iraq in 2008-2009.
Firefighter Daniel Ruiz is a graduate of New Jersey City University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with a Painting/Drawing Concentration. He is a member of the New Jersey National Guard.
Firefighter Adam Christie is a graduate of Hudson County Community College, where he majored in Education. He served recently in the U.S. Air Force.
Firefighter Joseph Young is a graduate of TCI College, where he earned an Associate’s degree in Occupational Study. He worked previously at the Hudson County Jail as an Engineer. He served recently in the U.S. Army.
Firefighter Kevin Cotter is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he majored in Accounting. He was employed previously by the Cherry Hill Fire Department and as an accountant by the firm of Ernst and Young.
Firefighter Jesse Greiman is a graduate of New Jersey City University, where he majored in Business Management. He was employed previously as a Regional Operations Manager with Planet Fitness Management.
Firefighter James Pilger is a graduate of St. Peter’s University, where he majored in Liberal Arts. He was employed previously as an Emergency Medical Technician for McCabe Ambulance.
Firefighter Pietranico is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, where he majored in History. He was employed previously as a Corrections Officer with the Department of Corrections.
Firefighter Mark Levin was employed previously by Gordon Terminal Service Company in Terminal Operations.
Firefighter Thomas Kacsmar is a graduate of New Jersey City University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in National Security. Currently, he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Fire Science. He was employed previously by New Jersey Transit in safety compliance and by Wall Township District 12 as a part-time firefighter.
Firefighter Steven Pilanski is a graduate of New Jersey City University, where he majored in Fire Science. He worked previously in the building trades, and was employed through Local 731 of the Laborers’ International Union.