Honoring Bruno Bettega for His 50 Years of Volunteer Firefighter Service. -- (Extensions of Remarks - May 11, 2004)
HON. SCOTT GARRETT
OF NEW JERSEY
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2004
Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a man who's selfless and tireless dedication has been a tremendous service to the community where he lives.
Bruno Bettega has dedicated fifty years of his life as a volunteer firefighter for the Northvale Volunteer Fire Department in Northvale, NJ. Even more amazingly, at age 92, Bruno still plays an active role in the department and is their oldest active member.
During Mr. Bettega's half-century of service he has participated in numerous supportive roles. Bruno is also a member of the Northvale Fire Department Exempt Fireman's Association.
Volunteer fire departments perform a sometimes thankless, but absolutely imperative service to the communities they protect. The lives of our family and friends are in their hands and they do a truly commendable job keeping each and everyone of us safe.
Bruno Bettega should be regarded as nothing less than a hero to his community. I urge all my colleagues to join with me in celebrating his achievements and thanking him for all that he has done.