Letter from Richard Tremitiedi

credit: Al Sullivan

“You always forget the one you love”

At the June 20th Council Meeting, it was very rewarding to be presented with a proclamation from Mayor Dawn Zimmer for my selection as “2012 Hoboken Outstanding Senior Resident” in a program administered by  Hudson County. I thanked Mayor Zimmer for nominating me with the suspected help of Leo Pellegrini, Director of Health and Human Services and Tom Foley, Division Head of Senior Services.

After my retirement as fire chief, I am privileged to continue to serve on the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment and to help as a proud member of the Hoboken Community Emergency Response Team [C.E.R.T.], which is always at the ready, when called upon, to assist our Police and Fire Departments, and the Hoboken Volunteer Ambulance Corps in times of great emergencies such as floods, hurricanes and acts of terrorism.

All these activities take some time and this letter is to thank my wife Mary for putting up with me. I hope to continue to contribute as long as I can.

Richard Tremitiedi

Thank you, Richard.

Hoboken in lucky to have you, and I'm honored to be serving with you on Hoboken's Zonimg Board of Adjustment.

On May 23rd, 2012 Richard was honored as one of Hudson County's Outstanding Seniors in a ceremony in Jersey City.  Here's what Al Sullivan had to say about our Richard, chosen as Hoboken municipality's Outstanding Senior.
Hoboken: Richard Tremitiedi

A retired Hoboken Fire Chief after 35 years on the force, Tremitiedi serves as commissioner on the Hoboken Zoning Board of Adjustment and is involved with Hoboken’s Emergency Response team as its information officer. He recently received a citation from Gov. Christopher Christie and Lt. Governor Kim Guadano, which recognized his vital contributions to the safety of Hoboken residents during Hurricane Irene.

“His effort to implement and improve Hoboken’s fire protection resulted in the highest protection rating in the state,” DeGise said. “His focus on public safety has earned him many state accolades and the gratitude of his community.”

Tremitiedi also served in the U.S. Army Reserve, coached Hoboken Little League and was honored by the Hoboken Elks, the American Legion and the Hudson County Columbus Day Parade Committee.
Thanks, Al.  And thanks again for all you've contributed to our city, Richard.