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Green Brook First Responders Lauded for Sandy Effort

'We did a much better job than most other towns,' mayor says.

With life finally getting back to normal after Superstorm Sandy, the Green Brook Township Committee on Monday honored those who helped life return to normal.

The committee issued a proclamation honoring the first-responders from Green Brook Fire-EMS and the police department for their efforts in the days and weeks following Sandy’s onslaught on Oct. 29.

“I can’t tell you how proud I am of these people,” Mayor Jerry Searfoss said. “We did a much better job than most other towns.

“It was amazing.”

The mayor also singled how the staffs at the municipal building and the members of the Department of Public Works for their efforts following the storm that left portions of the township without power for nearly two weeks.

The mayor said the volunteer first-responders and police officers spent a great deal of time away from their own families to make sure that other families in the township were coping with the hardships after the storm, including freezing temperatures and a snowfall.

“Your efforts we definitely appreciate,” the mayor said.

His sentiments were echoed by other members of the Township Committee.

“We do not say ‘thank you’ enough,” Deputy Mayor Patrick Bocccio said.

“Everybody did a great job,” Committee Member Ken Herrmann said. “It was a team effort.”

“It was the true work of a community for the community,” Committee Member Nancy Stoll said.

Bert December 18, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I am glad to see the Green Brook Fire EMS is getting the attention they fully deserve. I saw them clearing a road in the height of the storm to make room for emergency vehicles.
Erica December 18, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Yes, THANK YOU for all that you did! I was very pleasantly surprised to see GB Fire & EMS on my street the day after the storm with chain saws clearing the street of 4 trees that fell across it. Green Brook did a great job cleaning up after the storm and keeping everyone informed about resources, great improvement from Irene. Keep up the great work!
Eddie Pfeifer December 19, 2012 at 10:02 AM
God Bless all the Members of the Green Brook Fire & EMS. I am honored to be your Fire Comish. You all did a fantastic Job during The Storm. I watch as Members slept on chairs at the Fire House. They stayed away from there famlies for several days and nights, Thank You to all of you. May 2013 be a safe and healthy and Happy new year to you all. Committeeman Eddie Pfeifer

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