WEST NEW YORK NJ — Battalion Chief Anthony Venezia was promoted to Deputy Chief of Operations at a North Hudson Regional Fire and Rescue (NHRFR) swearing-in ceremony on Monday, April 18th at the NHRFR Headquarters. Prior to his promotion, Venezia served as Battalion Chief since 2010.
“This is a tremendous honor for me, and I’m glad to have the support of my family, superiors, and the Department,” said newly promoted Deputy Chief Anthony Venezia. “I’ve wanted to be a firefighter since I was a small child, so becoming Deputy Chief is a dream come true.”
Venezia has over 25 years of experience as a firefighter, serving multiple roles with the NHRFR and originally beginning his career with the North Bergen Fire Department. In his previous role as Battalion Chief, he was in charge of policy, development and implementation of the heavy rescue and support program for NHRFR.
“There is no better person to serve in the role of Deputy Chief of Operations than Anthony Venezia,” said NHRFR Fire Chief Frank Montagne. “He’s been involved in every step of the creation of the rescue program for NHRFR, and this experience will serve him well in his new role.”
As Deputy Chief of Operations, Venezia will be in charge of overall training, research and development, special operations training and day-to-day operations.
“Deputy Chief Venezia is a great testament to NHRFR’s service to our residents and communities,” said NHRFR Management Committee Chairman and Weehawken Mayor Richard Turner. “Our firefighters have a wealth of experience in the field and truly care about the communities they serve, this is what truly sets the NHRFR apart from other departments throughout the state.”