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Cranford Fire Department to Celebrate 125th Anniversary with Party for Community

The Cranford Fire Department will celebrate its history with a reading from Chief Daniel Czeh and a ceremony including retired firefighters, officers and chiefs. Credits: Daniel Czeh
The Cranford Fire Department will celebrate its history with a reading from Chief Daniel Czeh and a ceremony including retired firefighters, officers and chiefs. Credits: Daniel Czeh

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Fire Department is inviting the community to join them as they celebrate 125 years of service to the township.

In honor of the anniversary, a street fair will be held that features food trucks, table games, face painting, and a kid’s zone.

“This celebration was put together to celebrate our past, present and future,” Chief Daniel Czeh of the CFD said. “We also are interested in sharing our history with the community and giving our residents the opportunity to meet some of the firefighters and officers, see our apparatus and just have a nice day for our residents to enjoy with us and their families. This will be an alcohol free, family-fun event that will be held rain or shine.”

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Additionally, Czeh will lead a ceremony for all present and retired firefighters, fire officers and chiefs that explains the history of the department and their present work. The Cranford Fire Department Chaplain, Father Tom from St. Michael’s, will bless the department’s new ladder truck during the ceremony.

“As Chief of the Cranford Fire Department, I think celebrating our history is great,” Czeh said. “The Cranford Fire Department is an important part of the history of our town. I am honored to be part of this celebration and to be part of our great fire department.”

Although the event is free of charge, residents will be able to purchase commemorative t-shirts and mugs. There will also be a charge to participate in the kid’s zone. All proceeds will go to the restoration of Cranford’s first motorized fire apparatus, a 1920 LeFrance, which will be displayed at the event.

“The townspeople of Cranford decided a long time ago that public safety was a priority in Cranford,” Czeh said. “We are committed to continuing this tradition. We thank our residents for allowing us to come into their homes when assistance is needed, their schools to educate the children and to support us and public safety in Cranford. We are proud that we have the ability to protect and serve the township residents for 125 years and look forward to doing so going forward!”

The Cranford Fire Department’s 125th Anniversary Celebration will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the municipal parking lot next to the Cranford Fire Department.

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