UNION COUNTY, NJ - Union County Freeholders Vernell Wright, Bette Jane Kowalski and Alexander Mirabella congratulated Cassandra Kinney of the Mountainside Fire Department on graduating from the Union County Fire Training Academy as part of the Fall 2015 Class and earning the Chief Anthony Schepis Award for Excellence in Firefighter 1 during a graduation ceremony at Union County College in Cranford.

They were joined by Mountainside Fire Deputy Chief Andrew Meeks. 

The Freeholders also congratulated Jason Cruz of the Cranford Fire Department on graduating from the Union County Fire Training Academy as part of the Fall 2015 Class and earning the Battalion Chief Ken Nocera Memorial Award for Outstanding Excellence in Firefighter 1 and the Ben Laganga Leadership Award during a graduation ceremony at Union County College in Cranford.

They were joined by Cranford Fire Chief Daniel Czeh.