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VFW Post 6467 First Responder and Teacher Awards

VFW Post 6467 First Responder and Teacher Awards
At Tuesday's (6/20/23) Mayor and Council Meeting the VFW Post 6467 presented awards to four outstanding members of our community. Three first responders and one teacher were honored see below for brief descriptions of each recipient.
Firefighter Damont Brown: Is an integral part of FMBA Local 65 of the Bergenfield Fire Department, a career firefighter for 10 years, holding a plethora of state certifications which include fire inspector, fire official, fire officer 1 & 2, fire investigator, incident safety officer.
Police Officer John Galarza: A Police Officer with the Bergenfield Police Department for the past 18 years. Officer Galarza is also a U.S. ARMY veteran, originally, he started his career in Law Enforcement with the Paterson Police Department. Officer Galarza has been a Patrol Officer with the Borough since 2005 and moved on to the Records Bureau in 2015. He has held multiple positions including Evidence Officer, TAC Officer, LESO Officer, Resiliency Officer (Cop2Cop), and I.T./Network Support for the entire Police Department.
Ahmos Silvera: Deputy Chief Ahmos Silvera has been an Emergency Medical Technician with the Bergenfield Volunteer Ambulance Corps for the past 9 years. Deputy Chief Silvera has distinguished himself as an EMT who is devoted to serving the Bergenfield community. Ahmos has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from City College of New York and plans to attend medical school.
Deana Rothenberg: Mrs. Rothenberg has taught English as a Second Language at Bergenfield High School, working tirelessly to improve her students’ verbal language skills. Mrs. Rothenberg has welcomed students that are new to Bergenfield and new to this country. Mrs. Rothenberg has supported her students by attending concerts and performances. To Mrs. Rothenberg "teaching is not what you do, it’s who you are." We wish you well in your retirement.