Perth Amboy Adds Two New Firefighters

From left to right: Firefigher Daniel Arroyo, Mayor Wilda Diaz, Fire Chief David Volk, Firefigher Jason H. Arvelo (Photo courtesy of Perth Amboy)

From left to right: Firefigher Daniel Arroyo, Mayor Wilda Diaz, Fire Chief David Volk, Firefigher Jason H. Arvelo (Photo courtesy of Perth Amboy)

PERTH AMBOY — The city’s fire department has two new members, Mayor Wilda Diaz and Chief David Volk announced. A swearing-in ceremony was held yesterday with the families of firefighters Daniel Arroyo and Jason H. Arvelo at the City Hall Council Chambers.

“It’s been over a year since we witnessed once of Perth Amboy’s largest fire in the recent past–A fire that impacted the lives of over 30 families,” said Mayor Wilda Diaz. “The firefighters and our entire public safety unit worked together, saved these men, women and children and stood by to make sure everyone was safe! We are proud to have you join this team of servicemen. This is the kind of work our Fire Department is recognized for and a rescue that I know these families appreciated. Our Fire Department is an example of the heart of Perth Amboy.”

Arroyo has been associated with Emergency Services in Perth Amboy in various capacities since 2002. A former member of the Fire Department’s Volunteer Division, Arroyo was hired by the city as a 9-1-1 Telecommunicator working in that capacity until 2005 when he transferred to the Fire Department as a full time Emergency Medical Technician with the municipal Emergency Medical Service, a position that he held with the city until the transfer of the service to Raritan Bay Medical Center in 2009.

A graduate of the Union County College Paramedic Program, Arroyo is certified by the New Jersey Department of Health as a Paramedic and was employed with the Raritan Bay Medical Center in that capacity prior to his appointment. A 2001 graduate of Perth Amboy High School, Danny is the brother of Department Training Officer Captain Sammy Arroyo. Danny resides on Sterling Court.

Arvelo has been a certified member of the Perth Amboy Fire Department’s Volunteer Division since 2005. Arvelo completed his initial Firefighter I and Firefighter II training at the Middlesex County Fire Academy and has received his Firefighter I and II certification from the NJ Division of Fire Safety. Arvelo is also certified as an Emergency Medical Technician by the New Jersey Department of Health.

Jason’s father Hector was a member of the department’s Career Division retiring in July 1998. Jason is a 2001 graduate of Old Bridge High School. He resides on Mechanic Street with his wife Sheana and son Dillon.

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