HELMETTA, NJ - For the past week Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek has been spotlighting hometown heroes. On Easter Sunday, the mayor is highlighting the contributions of the members of the Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department, the Helmetta Office of Emergency Management, the Spotswood EMS and the Spotswood Police Department. All four departments serve the Helmetta community.

"Today, we salute our first responders, the fine men and women, serving our beautiful community," Slavicek said of the community's first responders. "We honor these selfless individuals for their valiant and heroic efforts today and always."

Slavicek gave an additional shout out to Helmetta Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Joe Reid, Helmetta OEM Coordinators Jack Kramer and Deputy Kevin Palmer, Spotswood Police Chief Dr. Michael Zarro and Spotswood EMS Director Doug Servis.

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Helmetta's first responders were the latest Hometown Heroes to be acknowledged for their work and dedication during the coronavirus crisis. Borough residents Lorraine Mulcahy, Adam Norris, Larry Osterberg, Rob Boyler, Brittany Wheary, Kevin Gunther, Robert Gunther, David Rosofsky and Amber Shapter were all spotlighted this week for their contributions as essential workers.

If you know a Helmetta Hometown Hero who is on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, send borough Mayor Chris Slavicek an email at mayor@helmettaboro.com. Nominations should include the person's name, a brief description of their job, what makes them a hometown hero and a photograph.