Health & Wellness

Paterson Firefighters Donate Blood

Captain Mike Trommelen, Retired Fire Captain John Sellito and Firefighter John Jewel. Captain Sellito ran the Paterson Firefighters Blood Drive for over forty years.

Paterson, NJ- Fifty five units of blood were collected by Community Blood Services at the annual Father John Piccione Memorial Blood Drive held at Paterson Fire Headquarters on Wednesday, September 27. Donors included Paterson firefighters and members of the public.

The drive, in existence for more than forty years, is named in honor of Father John Piccione who served as chaplain for the Paterson Fire Department for nearly ten years until his death in 2009.  

“Father Piccione gave so much of himself to the Paterson community and to the members of the Paterson Fire Department,” stated Paterson Fire Captain Mike Trommelen who has organized the event for the past three years. “This blood drive, where everyone who participates can save a life, is a fitting tribute to his legacy.”

Editor’s Note: In the interest of transparency, the publisher of TAPinto Paterson also serves as a spokesman for Paterson FMBA Local 2.

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