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The History Of Friendship Fire Company #1
David A. Laverty Scholarship Fund
Many things are entrusted to the membership of Friendship Fire Company; the city's fire trucks, our museum, social events for the families such as the family picnic, and of course being trained fire fighters. We also raise money for and manage the David A. Laverty Scholarship Fund.
Dave was our President when his life was tragically cut short in an confine space accident as a city employee. Dave devoted a lot of time to the youth and residents of Woodbury. Dave joined the fire company in 1954 and he was President from January 1, 1976 until his untimely death on September 5, 1985. He was also President of the Woodbury Fireman's Relief Association.
For the youth of Woodbury, Dave spent 20 years working with the Little League and Babe Ruth programs. He was a manager and coach. He worked on many projects including the building of the club house and field maintenance.
For his years of hard work and dedication to the baseball programs the City dedicated the Babe Ruth fields as the David A. Laverty, Sr. Sports Complex in the spring of 1986.
The fire company honors his memory by providing a scholarship in his name to a Woodbury High School senior who is continuing their education and who has been active in school and community activities. The following are the award winners for the David A. Laverty Scholarship Award:
|1991||Brain Davison||2001||Christin Repas||2011||Robert DiRugeris|
|1992||Megan McQuade||2002||Timothy Anderson||2012||Brandon Volk|
|1993||Timothy Doyle||2003||Ryan Lange||2013||Clinton Conyer|
|1994||Theresa Beck||2004||Tiffany Gligor||2014|
|1995||Stephen Wakemen||2005||Kyle Gotthardt||2015|
|1986||Michael Graziani||1996||John P. Carter||2006||Edward Trout||2016|
|1987||Tracey Day||1997||Brett Steinberg||2007||Rebecca Schaffer||2017|
|1988||Suzanne Grant||1998||Stefanie Anderson||2008||Michael Bain||2018|
|1989||Michael Stibich||1999||Matthew McQuade||2009||William Volk||2019|
|1990||Joseph E. Doyle, Jr.||2000||Nathaniel Weber||2009||James Laverty||2020|
Donation to the Fire Company, Museum, or the David A. Laverty Scholarship Fund maybe mailed to the fire house:
Friendship Fire Company No.1
29 Delaware Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
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page was last update June 22, 2013