The officers and members of the Mendham Fire Department are pleased to announce that on Monday, May 29, firefighters Andrew Cascais and John Wassman were each awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company.
Drew, a member since September of 2011, graduated from West Morris Mendham High School on June 20 and will continue his studies at Purdue University this fall.
John, a member since December of 2011, graduated from Oratory Preparatory School on June 2 and will continue his education at Seton Hall University.
“Both Drew and John exemplify the best of the Mendham Fire Department,” said Chief Rich DeNicola. “They’re both incredibly committed to the people of Morris County and like all junior fire department members, aspire to create a better life for themselves and the greater Mendham community. We congratulate them on their achievements and look forward to many more great things to come.”
About the Scholarship
The Mendham Fire Department is a non-profit organization that provides fire and rescue services to the Borough of Mendham. The Department was formed in 1905 and has operated as a total volunteer effort since its inception. Due to recent waning volunteerism, the Mendham Fire Department has recognized the need to recruit members to assist in the operations of the department. The department is seeking to award those individuals that have exhibited strong leadership qualities, those recognizing the need for volunteerism in society, those dedicated to teamwork and those dedicated to the pursuit of a higher education. For information about Mendham Fire Department's Junior Membership program, please visit mendhamfd.org.
About Mendham Fire Department
Mendham Fire Department has been serving the local community since 1905. Its membership has always been, and still is, comprised of volunteers from the local community. Serving and protecting roughly 5,000 people living in an area of six square miles, the department responds to an average of 150 calls per year. For more information, visit mendhamfd.org.