SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains promoted two of its volunteer firefighters to battalion chief and four to the rank of captain and also swore in six new members at its Council meeting on Tuesday evening. 

Battalion Chiefs

  • Daniel Biglin
  • Joseph Rodrigues


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  • William Bowman
  • Dennis Hercel
  • Robert Villegas
  • Michelle Weinstock
  • Firefighters

Joseph Denman

  • Samantha Grzywacz
  • Emily Kilgore
  • Austin Pencinger
  • Christian Rosa
  • Kyle Sobocinski

Mayor Al Smith and the Township Council also recognized the heroics of firefighter Tyler Bowman, who provided life-saving medical assistance to aid Jim Kelk, one of his fellow Township's DPW workers last week. 

"He really dodged a bullet. If Tyler wasn't on the scene if the fire, police, and rescue squad didn't react, it might have turned out different," said Township Manager Al Mirabella during his manager's report. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.