RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph firefighters were among those honored at a special ceremony held at Frelinghuysen Arboretum on Tuesday, Oct. 17. 

The event, which was hosted by County Clerk, Ann F. Grossi, recognized the brave men and women of Morris County who have served or are presently serving our nation in the Armed Forces and are currently active members of their community’s fire department.

Included among those honored were 10 firefighters from Randolph: 

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Theodore Carman

Joseph Dolan

Ryan Dunn

Dan Gaestel

Brian Leonhardt

Kevin Leonhardt

Anthony Maniace

Bill Prahst

Walter Pugsley

Fedoras Savaiko


Fire Chief Anthony Moschella, Mayor Chris Carey and Deputy Mayor Mark Forstenhausler also attended.

Mayor Carey commented, "I'm very happy that the County Clerk hosted this event. These firefighters have not only served their country in the armed services, but now also continue to serve their community as volunteer firefighters in Randolph.  They are truly exceptional people." 

The ceremony included remarks from Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Ivey, Garrison Commander of Picatinny Arsenal and former Freeholder John Murphy.

County Clerk Grossi hopes that through this expression of support, our firefighters will realize that the citizens of Morris County truly appreciate their efforts.