Jefferson Twp. Fire Co. #2 First Annual 5k Inferno Run / Walk A Huge Success

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JEFFERSON – The Jefferson Twp. Fire Co. #2 recently held its first annual 5K Inferno Run / Walk to benefit the company’s Howard Sufian Memorial Scholarship Fund. Local businesses, volunteers, and more than 400 run / walk participants came out to enjoy the day, which included the course-certified 5K race, a kids Half-Mile Fire Dash, a Tot Trot for children five years and younger, giveaways, an awards ceremony, post-race refreshments, and DJ entertainment

“We greatly appreciate each and every participant for making this event a huge success,” says James Bessemer, Jefferson Twp Fire Company #2 firefighter and 5K co-director. “Local businesses really stepped up to the plate in sponsoring the 5K. In return for their support, the department provided advertisements during the event, ranging from banners, to prizes, to promotional materials in goody bags that were distributed to participants.”

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Due to the great success of the 5K Inferno Run / Walk the department is already planning and preparing for next year’s event. Race results and photos of this year’s 5K are available at www.JTFD2.com.

“The department gives special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary, the Jefferson Township Rescue Squad, the Jefferson Police Department and Morris County OEM for all of their help making the run / walk possible,” Bessemer adds. “We are so grateful and hope all will come back next year.”

Sponsors of the Jefferson Twp. Fire Co. #2 First Annual 5K Inferno Run / Walk include:

  • Lake Hopatcong Marina
  • Firefighter Online
  • Oak Ridge Family Dental of Lakeside
  • Vinny & Son Pizza
  • The Juba Team of Remax
  • Jefferson Dairy
  • Adams Bagels
  • Three Chicks Florists & Gifts
  • Atlantic Communications
  • Angles Salon
  • B.A.S. Auto Parts
  • Sebring Rhythm & Doo Wop
  • Bill’s Scenic Landscaping
  • Main Lake Market
  • McDonald’s of Rt.15
  • Antoinette Scognamiglio, GRI – Re/Max
  • Allstate
  • BRT Sports
  • The Warehouse Grille
  • De Sante Bodyworks
  • Tomco
  • New Jersey Firefighting
  • All Budgets
  • Skylands Community Banks
  • Portofino’s Restaurant
  • Castle Cove Mini Golf
  • Road ID
  • About Jefferson Township Fire Company #2

Jefferson Township Fire Company #2, originally Lake Hopatcong Fire Association, was founded in 1942. Their first firehouse was located in a shed on what was known as Tierney’s Corner Tavern and was used until 1946. The firehouse currently stands at the corner of Route 15 and Edison, where more than 45 active members proudly serve their community.


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