RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Fire Department, under the leadership of Chief Michael Vanadia and Deputy Chief Tony Moschella, held a modified version of the department’s annual inspection at Ironia Station 4 on November 14. All members of the Township Council were in attendance, along with Township Manager Steve Mountain.
At the event, Mayor Christine Carey thanked the members of the all-volunteer fire department for their selfless dedication and service to the Randolph community. On behalf of Randolph Township, Mayor Carey also presented a special proclamation to firefighter Ted Carman in recognition of his career in fire-fighting which has spanned over 50 years. In presenting the proclamation, Carey summarized highlights of Carman’s career which began in 1966, when he became a member of the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service while he was still in high school.
After returning from serving his country in Vietnam in 1970, Carman joined the Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company District #6 where he served for six years and achieved the rank of Captain. He left District #6 in 1976 to accept a position as a professional firefighter in the Village of Ridgewood, NJ where he served for the next 30 years until his retirement in 2006, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Carman also held the position of part-time fire instructor at the Morris County Fire Academy from 1989 until 2009, obtaining the rank of Senior Fire Instructor.
Carman and his family moved to Randolph in 1985, and he joined the Millbrook Fire Company #2 on February 27, 1996, serving as Company Chief in 2011 and 2012. Carman has continued to serve as Vice President of since 2018. In addition to his volunteering with the Millbrook Fire Company #2, Carman also served the Randolph community as a part-time fire inspector from May 1999 through December 2015.
At the conclusion of her remarks, Mayor Carey said she was proud to recognize Carman for his “dedication and devotion to the safety and the well-being of the residents of Randolph Township and the State of New Jersey for over 50 years.”