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In the News: Program teaches Bogota kids the importance of fire safety

As seen on NorthJersey.com – By Cheryl O’Brien – Bogota Bulletin

Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention

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Saddle Brook Firefighter Joseph Schilp, who has been a volunteer firefighter for 44 years, spoke to the children about the dangers of fire, smoke and carbon monoxide, fire drills, fire extinguishers, and fire safety tips, among other topics.

Kids’ Safety Awareness Program (KSAP), in partnership with CarePlus New Jersey and the Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program (BCJFPP), a program offered by CarePlus, sponsored a presentation on fire safety for children and their parents at the Bogota Recreation Center on April 9.

The program was hosted by Jim Moore, director of the Bogota Recreation Center, and introduced by Genesis Liu, founder and president of KSAP.

The guest speaker for the day was Joseph Schilp, fire safety educator for BCJFPP and volunteer firefighter for the township of Saddle Brook. Schilp, who has been a volunteer firefighter for 44 years, spoke to the children about the dangers of fire, smoke and carbon monoxide, fire drills, fire extinguishers, and fire safety tips, among other topics. Schilp also brought in his fireman’s uniform and mask to show the children. Read More

Westwood’s William Quinn Helps Stop Fires by Communicating With At-Risk Youth

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Westwood Firefighter Honored for Years of Volunteer Service with Bergen County Fire Prevention Program

William Quinn Award for BCJFPP

Left to Right: Fire Comissioner Jay Sciara, Councilwoman Ingrid Quinn, Firefighter Bill Quinn, Mayor John Birkner, Jr.

Westwood, NJ resident William (Bill) Quinn, a firefighter with the Westwood Fire Department since 1982, was recently honored for his work as a Charter Member of the Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program.

The Bergen County Juvenile Fire Prevention Program (BCJFPP) is designed to improve the quality of life for children, families, and the community through fire prevention education and intervention. With the backing of Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus), the BCJFPP has counseled and educated over 2,000 children of the dangers and consequences of setting fires.
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