Rainbow Lakes Fire Department members were recognized

Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Department

PARSIPPANY — Rainbow Lakes Volunteer Fire Company, Parsippany District 2, held its annual Fire Company Dinner Dance and Awards Ceremony at the Mansion at Mountain Lakes on Saturday, evening, February 9. The evening was well attended and guests included community leaders and officers from neighboring fire companies, EMS and other emergency services.

Mayor Michael Soriano acknowledged the members of District 2 for their outstanding volunteer service to the residents and businesses of Parsippany. Chief Doug Reighard proudly summarized the past years activities and thanked the members for performing hundreds of hours of firematic and community services.

Numerous members were recognized for their years of service and contributions to the Fire Company.   Maryia Lysak was presented a certificate for her successful completion of Fire Fighter 1 at the Morris County Fire Academy. George Appel and Russ Grueter were recognized for 40 years of service to the fire company.  Joe Reeber was honored for his service as Deputy Chief and will continue serving the community in a line officer position as Captain.  Charles Iantosca was recognized by Chief Reighard and Company President Frank DeRienzo as “Rainbow Lakes Firefighter of the Year”.

The Fire Companies next special event will be the annual fish and chicken fundraiser dinner on Friday, March 15, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with take out available. Tickets are $16.00 for adults and $12.00 for children. Please call (973) 652-0851 or fishandchips@rlvfc.org for tickets.

In addition an information table will be available for those interested in becoming a member as a firefighter or in a support position as an auxiliary member.