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Weehawken, New Jersey Firefighters 1891-1999


This database contains names and information on over 500 firefighters who served Weehawken, New Jersey as paid or volunteers from the time the department was founded until it closed in 1999 to become the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue. Database provided by William Demontreux, Weehawken Historic Commission, Retired Weehawken Fire Captain.

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Key to Notes in the Database:

ex sheet: comes from the Weehawken Exempt Firefighter log book and sheets that were placed inside of its members
duer boys: a group of boys who ran a volunteer firefighter club who can aid the Weehawken Volunteers (photo)
"see also surnames" or "surnames": See website
LODD: Line of Duty Death
Letter: Letters sent to or from the Weehawken Relief Association
WFD photo: Weehawken Fire Department photos with names attached [1]
from shortt book: "THIS IS WEEHAWKEN" written by Jack Shortt, growing up in Weehawken
by-laws: names taken from a relief association booklet for either the Baldwin, Palisades, Clifton, or Duer Hose Company
nyt: names taken from NEW YORK TIMES database
Page Numbers: the page number, when given, is from the Weehawken Firefighter Relief Association log book from June 1916 to Dec 1938 (Weehawken became a paid department in 1926 for which the town hold records, but the volunteers were only recorded in the log books, so names were called up when the department needed relief. Names with a year are from pictures and or newspaper clipping.
1999: 1999 was the last year of the Weehawken Fire Department, members at that time have 1999 at the end of their names. In 1999 WFD became the North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue.

[1] Contact William Demontreux, Weehawken Historic Commission, Retired Weehawken Fire Captain


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