Navy Veteran Looks Back on Nearly Six Decades as a Woolwich Fire Volunteer

WOOLWICH TWP., N.J. – Military veteran Joe Slusar, Jr. is no stranger to selfless service. In June of 1962, he joined the Woolwich Fire Company as a firefighter—and he’s been there ever since. “Back in those days, it was the thing to do, to volunteer, to help people,” he says. An early “baptism by fire,” as he puts it, was … Read More

This Father’s Day it’s all in the family for these firefighters

SWEDESBORO, N.J.–This year Edward Johnson is celebrating 50 years in firefighting. Inspired by his grandfather, Johnson’s grandson, Matthew, 20, also joined the Woolwich Fire Company two years ago. And his daughter, Heather, has been a member for 10 years. Another grandson, Michael, 13, also plans to join as a junior member after his next birthday, Edward Johnson said. A former … Read More

Volunteer Spotlight: A rewarding experience

Steve Tuttle finds being a volunteer firefighter at the Woolwich Fire Company very rewarding. Tuttle, 25, started as a junior firefighter when he was 14 years old and continued as a firefighter once he turned 18. Tuttle is working on a criminal justice degree at Rowan University.  As a volunteer, he gets a small amount credited toward his tuition. One … Read More

Calling All Volunteers: Woolwich Fire Company Begins New Recruitment Campaign

As New Jersey enters Phase 2 in its pandemic response, the Woolwich Fire Company lifts the curtain on its campaign to recruit more volunteer firefighters with its new recruitment website: The website was created to highlight the reasons to volunteer, and to collect inquiries. Also debuting is a new slogan, “Train for the Worst. Save Lives with the Best,” … Read More