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George Welch, Jr. Memorial Award
North Hudson Battalion Chief James Corso (holding plaque) received the George Welch, Jr. Memorial Award at the 28th annual Christmas Wrapping Party on December 19th. The late Firefighter Welch's mother (to Corso's right) and the other original organizer, retired Captain Jim Lemke (on Corso's left) presented the award to B.C. Corso for his participation and dedication for making the firefighters visits to sick children and seniors, along with Santa and gifts, a time of some holiday cheer at area hospitals during a difficult time in their lives. Former award winners also took the stage to congratulate Corso. The program was started by members of the former North Bergen Fire Department before the 1999 regionalization.
Adler Joseph is a future firefighter getting hands on training from Firefighter George Probasco VI, with East Pennsauken Fire Department. His grandfather is Firefighter Joseph T. Wittenberg
Jenn and Mike Rogalski and their son Tommy greet Santa as he rides his sleigh, guided not by eight tiny reindeer, but the Fire Chief's car