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Westwood in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Westwood Fire Department Memorial

Westwood Fire Department Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
1. Westwood Fire Department Memorial Marker
Dedicated in Loving Memory of Ex-Chief
John Loennecker
Through his vision and leadership, this park, dedicated to the deceased members of our department, was founded.

Only John’s love for the volunteer fire service can compare with the beauty of this memorial. He is an inspiration to all who are called to serve as volunteers.

We shall remember him as a man committed to the service of his community: a man who completely gave of himself to the Westwood Fire Department: a man who dedicated his life to the honor and glory of almighty God.

Front Name Marker:
In Memoriam Westwood Fire Department
Cornelius S.D. Baun • John W. Horn • James S. Newburn • Andrew H. Smith • William Wadsworth, Sr. • John S. Vickery • Nicholas Cleveland • Ralph W. Lester • Thomas E. Brickell • Abram S. Storms • Eugene A. Post • James Gordon • Wilbur A. Terhune • William C. Demarest • James H. Ackerson • Abraham B. Bogert • Fred C. Knowles • Arthur Lister • Joseph Cooper • James E. Ackerman • Genest M. Ottignon • William Wadsworth, Jr. • Irving T. Brickell • Raymond Collignon • John J. Tuers
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• Joseph A. Horn • William Geyer • Harry Lawrence • George A. Hull • Edward Blauvelt • Edward A. McElroy • Charles Bogert • Peter W. Demarest • James A. Green • Isaac Collignon • Herman Faatz • Robert Baehr • James E. Demarest • Bernhardt Greve • Warren H. Stagg • John E. Haring • Cornelius Kent • John Henry. Stegman • Arthur Gildersleeve • John G. Rudell • J. Edwin Hopper • Jacob Vervenne • Charles Augsbach • William H. Beam • Richard J. Danhart • J. Benjamin Speth • Irving C. Cope • Edwin P. Voorhis • Waldo N. Lester • Tunis C. Bogert • J. George Murcken, Jr. • Victor Butterfield, Sr. • Clyde Van Horn • Andrew McRae • Louis Kelm • Theodore b. DeLaRee • Herbert H. Ray • Thomas S. Allison • John C. Kent • John H. Best • George D. Bogert • John Borchus • Arthur Candisky • Garret Cronk, Sr. • William H. Elgar • Harry H. Goodwin • Richard Greenip • Thomas Greenin • Harry Haws • Herbert Hindley • Lloyd Housman • Daniel Mulqueen • Louis Tinkham • Dr. T.E. Townsend • A.E. Willenbacher • George A. Wiebel • Basil Zanierwich • Charles P. Post • Walter J. Mann • George E. Youmans • Martin Hennion • Walter Hudson • Willard Wandell • Edward Q. Greenip • Henry V. Ramisch • Oscar Heck • Harry Bieth • Dewitt Van Emburgh • Veranda Van Buskirk • Karl P. Robbins • Harry Blauvetl • Abe Gildersleeve • Joseph McInerney • Albert Lister • Charles Haring • Henry Henninger • Jesse Rumsey • G. Robert Bohlin
Front Name Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
2. Front Name Marker
• Calvin Candisky • Clarence Vreeland • William Lester • Lawrence Greenip • Guy Mather • William Henry • John Schmidt • Loius Ruckner • Charles Bruns • Thomas Kent • Joseph Urspruch • William Bates • John Schulz • Hugo Mann • Roland Hulett • John Humphrey • Wilbur Horn • William Scharrenberg • Mort Housman • Edward Meisten • Philip Candisky
Dedicated and Erected by the Westwood Fire Department 1953

Back Name Marker:
In Memoriam Westwood Fire Department
Henry Secore • John H. Mann • Charles Eckelman • Harold E. O’Brien • John Cannisario • Henry H. Sternbergh • John P. Morris • Michael Behalya • Stephen J. Lyons, Sr. • Charles F. Eisenhardt, Jr. • Fred Von Weiding • Lester C. Fowler • Chester Gray • William A. Kinsley • H.J. McRae • John Stark • * James C. Voorhis • * Died in The Line of Duty • John Tschupp • Robert Greve • George Fournier • Charles Kemmlein • Arthur Langnar • George Hagan • William Best • William McGowan • William L. White • Leroy Simon • Harold Volz • Edward Koch • Howard Bieth • Whitney Westphal • Henry Volz • Walter Hopper • William Lewis • Arthur Johnson • Herman Schwerdt • Richard Danhart • William Parker • Thomas Hagan • John Loennecker • Irving Demarest • Harold Rustin • John H. Keller • Daniel L. Greenip • Thomas O. Boyle • Gustav Friede • Russell Housman • Charles Volz • Howard Bentley • Emil Rudloff
Back Name Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
3. Back Name Marker
• William Scheideler • Herman Pletsch • George S. Bott • Robert C. Baehr • Robert C. Baehr, Jr. • William J. Schmidt • John Doorhy • Robert Volz • Thomas Doorhy • Bernard Stein • Harold P. Bogert • Robert W. Powell • Eugene Faatz • William H. Schulz • Robert Fazzio • Sidney J. Hagan • Paul F. Becker • Alfred Smith • Melvin M. Hopper • John H. Isleib • Robert E. Peter • Harold A. Walsh • Robert A. Owen • Gordon Kellen • Pleun O. DeRaadt • Robert G. Fournier • Victor Butterfield Jr. • Richard Bogert • Francis R. Galano • Robert F. Engsberg • Robert S. Garrison • Daniel E. McIerney
Dedicated and Erected by the Westwood Fire Department 1953

Front marker for the Fireman's Prayer:
The Fireman’s Prayer
When I am Called to duty God,
Wherever it may rage,
Give me some strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before its too late,
Or save an older person
From the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert,
To hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
put the fire out.
I want to serve my calling,
To give the best in me,
To guard my very neighbor
And protect his property.
And if, according to Thy will,
I have to lose my life,
Please Go, bless with Thy
Protecting arms,
My children and my wife.
The Fireman’s Prayer plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
4. The Fireman’s Prayer plaque

Erected 1953 by Westwood Fire Department.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1953.
Location. 40° 59.595′ N, 74° 1.732′ W. Marker is in Westwood, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road and Westwood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Kinderkamack Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Westwood NJ 07675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sgt. Ralph W. Lester (approx. Ό mile away); Westwood World War I Monument (approx. Ό mile away); Westwood Veterans Monument (approx. Ό mile away); Charles A. Bellon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Bogert’s Mill (approx. half a mile away); Hillsdale Police Booth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Henry J. Werner (approx. 0.9 miles away); Hillsdale Fire Department Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westwood.
Additional commentary.
1. Westwood Fireman's Statue
The artist of this statue is Idol Brawer of Westwood, NJ.
The statue was hand forged on an anvil out of 316L stainless steel.
After welding it was ground and polished.
The granite base was designed
Westwood Fire Department Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
5. Westwood Fire Department Memorial
and installed by Idol Brawer.
The statue was completed and installed in April of 1996 ant it is still as brilliant as the day it was installed.
January 18, 2013
Idol Brawer,
Artist. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted January 28, 2013, by Anthony Gorga of Closter, New Jersey.
Inscription on the Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
6. Inscription on the Bell
Fire Department Borough of Westwood
Bergen County, N.J.
T.G. Brickell, Mayor.
A.E. Hill President Board of Council
J.J. Blauvelt, Foreman Fire Department

(On the Back of the Bell)

McShane Bell Foundry
Baltimore, MD.
Nearby Fireman Statue image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 2, 2009
7. Nearby Fireman Statue
“The Bravest”
Past Present Future
Dedicated Apr. 28, 1996
Westwood Fire Dept.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 3,764 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   7. submitted on September 4, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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