Monday, December 6, 2021

Chiefs Election

 On Saturday-4-December the Bogota Volunteer Fire Department held their annual Chiefs election. This  year it was held inside the W. Broad St Firehouse with only a limited number of attendees.
   Councilman Mr. Robert Robbins, in his role as Fire Commissioner, gave the oath of office to  Officer Joseph Kleiber of Hose Co.  #2  as the Fire Chief for 2022. This was followed by 
Councilman Robbins swearing in Officer William Horden of Hook & Ladder Co. #1 as the new Deputy Chief . Then Officer Michael Krynicky of Engine Co.#3 as the new Battalion Chief. Outgoing Chief Kenneth Kalman then present new Chief Kleiber with his helmet shield. Next Chief Kleiber presented Deputy Chief Horden with his helmet shield, followed by Battalion Chief Krynicky receiving a new helmet with the shield signifying his new rank. Councilman Robbins then swore in the Captains and Lieutenants for 2022.
   Councilman Robbins presented Chief  Kalman with a plaque from the Mayor and Council recognizing his service to the Borough of Bogota. Chief  Kleiber was then presented with a Maltese Cross picture frame with photos highlighting his year as Fire Chief for Bogota. The final announcement by Chief Kalman was that Engine Co#1 the winner of Company of the Year trophy for 2021.
     The Bogota Fire Department, and all the other Emergency Service Companies in Bogota are now currently recruiting new members to become volunteers. This is open to anyone Female or Male who are at least 18 years of age , and are residents of Bogota as well as Ridgefield Park, Teaneck ,and Hackensack.  Training, and equipment will be provided. There is also a Junior Firefighter program open to young Women, and Men who at least 16 years of age. A Junior Firefighter will also receive training , and be a part of the support system to the Firefighters themselves. For more information about volunteering please to:  or call; 201-342-1736 ext. 2007.  There is also a meeting the 1st Wednesday of each month at the W. Broad St. Firehouse from 7:00-8:00p

To Volunteer for any of these Department please visit them at the following site;
Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept:
Bogota Rescue Squad:
   On  Sunday- 19-December members of The Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. will be escorting Santa on his Lollipop tour of the Borough. This a final chance for the Bogota Children to show Santa that they  have be nice this year. He starts his tour at about Noon with Lollipops being passed out by his helpers. This is scheduled to start at 11:00a. Then on Friday-24-December Santa will again tour Bogota driven by  members of The Bogota Volunteer Fire Dept. This will start with the East side of the Borough at 5:00p and travel all through Bogota, before he makes his way back to the North Pole to begin delivering present for Christmas  Morning.

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