South Amboy held a swearing-in ceremony for Fire Chief Jamie Norek on Friday, July 1. Pictured from left to right are First Asst. Fire Chief Brian Kuhn, a member of Independence Engine & Hose Co.; Fire Chief Jamie Norek, a member of Protection Engine Co.; South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry and 2nd Asst. Fire Chief Brett Coyle, a member of Progressive Fire Co. Chief Norek is a third generation firefighter. His paternal grandfather, the late John J. Norek, was a member on Mechanicsville Hose Co. His father, Frank Norek, is presently a member of Mechanicsville Hose Co. and his maternal grandfather, the late Edwin J. Baumann, was a member of Sayreville Engine Co. Chief Norek’s son, Christopher, is a fourth generation firefighter, serving with Protection Engine Co. (Photo by Diane Norek Harrison)
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