On Saturday, January 7th, the Officers representing the Department for 2017 took their Oath of Office at Borough Hall. Also, taking their Oath’s of Office that night was Councilman Eric Kulmala and Councilman Robert Knapp, Jr both of whom are also members of the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department.
Administering the Oath of Office ceremony to our Officers and both Councilman was Mayor Linda Schwager. The Invocation and Benediction were delivered by our Department Chaplain Russel Stammer, and attending the ceremony was newly elected District 39 Congressman Josh Gottheimer.
The 2017 Department and Company officers are:
Department Chief - David Hutsebaut
Assistant Chief Co.1 - Vincent Dies
Assistant Chief Co. 2 - Gary Walker
Captain Co. 1 - Lewis Thurston III
Captain Co. 2 - John Madden
Lieutenant Co. 1 - Don Johnston
Lieutenant Co. 1 - Tyler LeRoy
Lieutenant Co. 2 - Brain Fassett
Lieutenant Co. 2 - Christopher Hoitsma
Engineer Co. 1 - Matt Source
Engineer Co. 2 - Tim Ryan