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Montclair Fire Dept Swearing In Ceremony – October 2, 2018


good morning everyone and welcome to
more swearing in of our three new probationary firefighters you know
seeing the amount of people here today and the support that you’re being given
is really nice and it’s a great day for everybody not only for you your families
but for us also to be able to hire some new members to our department and you
know continue our tradition of service to the community and have some new blood
to come aboard it’s really great and we congratulate you before we begin like
they asked everyone to join me in the Pledge of Allegiance just like to acknowledge our Township
Manager Mr. Tim Stafford and our at-large councilman Mr. Rich McMahon and like
this if you’d like to come up and say a few words please. one off here a few
times as many of you know I like to welcome the police officers and
firefighters to Montclair unfortunately this is a very different situation all three
of you are already part of the fabric we call Montclair so god bless you and your
families. Welcome to Montclair the town you know so well. everybody knows the names it is mr.
Stafford that the police come up and say a few words. Let me say first
mayor Jackson sent me a message moments ago asking that I convey his regrets he
was called out of town at a business meeting but he had asked me to relay his
his hearty congratulations to you and to your families on such a wonderful day I
had to benefit the other day of meeting with these fine gentlemen I came upon
them in the hallway I think they were visiting human resources and they did me
the service coming and chatting with me just for a few moments in my office I’m
thrilled to be here and and the one thing I generally say these swearing’s
in is follow your training listen to your supervisors and consult with your
colleagues because what we want most for you is a safe above all safe and long
and successful career congratulations to you and as was mentioned by councillor McMahon
you know your families are no strangers to the township of Montclair there’s
such a rich history with all of you but now you have an opportunity to write
your own I mean you’re joining one of the best departments around you know if
you look behind you all the members that are here to support you put a lot of
effort into keeping our township safe doing their job everything so learn from
them you know just listen to them take their guidance
and continue once you’re through with the Academy don’t stop there just keep
learning every day there’s so much to learn and you know what you put into it
is what you get out of it so you know I didn’t hear Pete speak just want to get
you started so what we’s first member of the sworn in is Rocco I do solemnly swear do solemnly swear
that I will support the Constitution of the United States I will support the
Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the state of New
Jersey and the constitution for the state of New Jersey and that I will bear
true faith and I will bear true faith I will bear true faith and allegiance to
the same and we just say the same and to the government’s established in this
event to the government’s established in this state and in the United States and
in the United States under the authority of the people under the authority of the
people I do further solemnly swear partially impartial II and just before
adjusting perform my duties all of my duties as a probationary firefighter as
probationary firefighter in the fire department in the Montclair Fire
Department the cording to the best advice
according to the best of my ability my next member to be sworn in is John we
know I jump over riddle Sally smear do solemnly swear that I
will support the Constitution of the United States that was before the
Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the state of New
Jersey by the Constitution of the state of New Jersey and that I moved here to
faith but I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same that we just say
and do the government’s establish to this day the ghost I was in this state actually I’ve changed fibers this house without through
salaries where that I will support the Constitution of the United States that
was support the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of
the state of New Jersey and depositors of the state of integers and then I will
bear true faith and allegiance to the same and allegiance to the same and to
the government’s established in this stage the government’s established in
this league and United States and in the United States under the authority of the
people I do further some of the swear further song this word then it will
faithfully pay for impartially oppression and just a pool and just to
perform all of my duties of my duties as a probationary firefighter as a
probationary firefighter in the master of fire department above the fire
department according to the best Thank You Linda gratulations
regulations to your families these young men are going to be attending to Morris
County Fire Academy October 9th and they’re going to be put to the test both
physically mentally you know they’re going to go through some things that
maybe they never thought about going through but you know learn listen and
you know keep moving forward we’re sure you do a soul proud you know like I said
before you have many members behind you have went through it and you know just
go up there think about that when you’re when you’re there you know the
dedication that they had and paving the way for you guys so you know we’re glad
to have you aboard I do want to acknowledge our HR director of Sharon
Matthews breathe burglary you know sometimes you know you don’t know what
goes on behind the scenes with everything that needs to be funded to
get people hired and they do a tremendous job first we really
appreciate all the effort and also Deputy Chief Duncan deputy chief wild
which you spent a lot of time with you know like I said lot goes on behind the
scenes and you know they do a pretty job and you know on behalf of all of us we
welcome you and welcome your families to our family best of luck to all of you
and just keep moving forward thank you to our elected officials our
Township manager for keeping our department strong and this concludes our
ceremony so thank you I’d also like to acknowledge Joe cemetary from the police
departments here today

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