SLFD Firefighter Receives Life Saving Award

Posted on October 18, 2016
On October 18, 2016, SLFD Firefighter and Secretary Matthew Brandt was recognized by Ringwood Police Chief Joseph Walker, Mayor John Speer, and members of the Borough Council with a life saving award. On September 26, 2016, Brandt, acting as a driver for the Ringwood Ambulance Corps, was on stand-by at a football game with EMTs Brett Salle and Karen Phillips at Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque. While on that stand-by, an emergency call went out for a CPR in progress in the nearby Skyline Lake section of Ringwood. Without hesitation, the members of the crew responded and arrived before police assistance was able to get there. While on scene, all members of the crew provided CPR and delivered two AED shocks. The victim was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital where it was learned later on that the victim had survived.

Congratulations to all and excellent work!

Richard Peplowski Sr. Acknowledged For 50 Years Of Service

Posted on October 18, 2016
On October 18, 2016, Richard "Pep" Peplowski Sr. was acknowledged by Ringwood Mayor John Speer and the Ringwood Borough Council for his 50 years of active service to the residents of Ringwood with the Skyline Lake Fire Department. Pep joined the Skyline Lake Fire Department in October 1966, shortly after its incorporation. In addition to the Mayor and Council recognition, Pep was recognized by State officials, including a local Assemblyman. Friends, family, and members of all Ringwood emergency services were there to witness this special evening!

Congratulations Pep and thank you for your service! Here's to the next 50 years!