Chatham Township, NJ, March 13, 2019 – the Woman’s Club of Chatham presented the Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department (CTFD) with a very generous donation of $25,000. The donation will be used towards the purchase of an Incident Command Vehicle (ICV).
This most recent donation continues over 100 years of educational and civic enrichment of the Chatham community by The Woman’s Club of Chatham through humanitarian activities and charitable grants. The Club has recently made substantial donations to the Chatham Emergency Squad, Chatham Borough Fire and Police Departments and the Chatham Township Police Department.
Vital to the successful and safe operations on the fireground, the ICV is used to transport the Chief directly to the incident and contains mobile radios, a mobile data terminal, command whiteboard, accountability board and structural preplans for various larger buildings.
CTFD President John Robertson and Chief Matthew Lemons noted, “As one of the largest donations in CTFD history, this generous gift will greatly improve our department’s ability to respond to and manage significant or simultaneous emergencies in Chatham Township and its Mutual Aid partners. The vehicle will also enhance our ability to better protect and preserve life and property.” On behalf of the entire department, President John Robertson and Chief Matthew Lemons extend CTFD’s deep appreciation to the Woman’s Club of Chatham.
Additional money is still needed for the purchase of the vehicle. The CTFD is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 and relies on donations to fund its operations and to purchase equipment. If would like to make a donation or find out about becoming a member visit the website at ctfd.org or email email@example.com.
About The Chatham Township Volunteer Fire Department
Established in 1925, the Department is comprised entirely of volunteer members including 25 active firefighters, junior firefighters and associate members. It operates its headquarters on River Road and a second station on Southern Boulevard and responds to approximately 400 calls each year, both within Chatham Township and in the form of mutual aid to departments in neighboring communities.