The Red Bank Fire Department Fallen Firefighters Memorial

We are an organization comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to protecting  Borough of Red Bank against fire hazards, first aid medical assistance and rescue operations.

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Countless hours and years of sacrifice on behalf of their fellow citizens have earned these firemen the undying respect of this community.

-Mayor Daniel J. O’Hern and Council - February 8, 1972

Firefighters who died in the line of duty

William H. Conrow

Independent Engine Co. July 18, 1881

Harry Vernell

West Side Hose Co. January 25, 1926

H. Raymond Phillips

Liberty Hose Co. November 7, 1941

Jacob A. Bloom Sr.

Liberty Hose Co. December 23, 1960

Nicholas L. Caizza

West Side Hose Co. September 12, 1977

W. Albert (Al) Doremus

Independent Engine Co. May 12, 1990

Mark F. Hemschoot

Liberty Hose Co. September 11, 2001


RBFD Memorial

90 Monmouth Street
Red Bank, NJ 07701

The Red Bank Fire Department Fallen Firefighters Memorial, is dedicated on December 27, 1998. On August 3, 1997 the Memorial Site at Marine Park was dedicated to the Red Bank Volunteer Fire Department, at its 125th anniversary and on December 27 of the next year, the Fallen Firefighters sculpture is dedicated to the Memorial Site.

The sculpture. Depicts the Chief standing over the fallen firefighter’s helmet which is embraced with the Phoenix bird. The Phoenix symbolizes immortality, resurrection, and life after death.

The sculptor. A local artist of 50 years from Shrewsbury New Jersey, Nick Caivano donated his talent and skills to make the memorial sculpture a reality. After a year of donated weekends and holidays and 400 pounds of clay, Caivano completed the sculpture.

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