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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What Does it Mean to Be a Fire Safety Volunteer?

Some Quotes from Our Educators:

“It is satisfying that I am  hopefully  able to help turn a kid’s life around and help the family.”

“Change a kid, change the world.”

“It is wonderful too affect the life of a child..The youth look up to you..I am able to make an impact on a child and his or her family…it is the greatness gift.”

“The mom was impressed with the fire safety education and she learned many things that she could use at home.”
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