Pedricktown Exempt Fireman’s Association
The Pedricktown Exempt Firemen’s Association was organized on March 12, 1975. To be eligible to become a member of this organization, an individual must have been, at one time, an active member of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown and met the requirements of the NJ State Firemen’s Association “Exempt Member” status. This meant that the member had accumulated a minimum of seven active years of obtaining 60% or higher attendance of fire calls and training sessions while a member of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown. As long as a member met the above criteria, they did not need to be a resident of
The originating members in attendance were;
Alward Hendrickson Raymond Jones William Bennett
Wes Hewitt Harry Jenkins George Orbin
Russell Drabold, Jr. Robert Moore William Ferrell, Sr.
Harry Moore Thurman Drabold Howard Nipe
Walter Storicks Charles Darlington
W. Ed Bouvier James Carty William Hendrickson
The members elected their first officers of Robert Moore as President, William Bennett as V. President, Walter Storicks as Treasurer and Thurman Drabold as Secretary and dues were established at $1.00 per year. Also, corporation papers were completed at their first meeting and filed with the State and County.
With the formation of this organization, which is recognized by the NJ State Firemen’s Association, they were entitled to send one delegate to the NJ State Firemen’s Association Convention held annually each year. This gave members of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown the ability to send one additional member to represent them each year over their company allotted (3) delegates and (1) Chief.
Over the course of the years, the organization held various fund raising activities for which the profits were used to reimburse Life Members of the NJ State Firemen’s Association for some of their costs for attending the annual convention in Wildwood each year.
In September 1982, the organization approved purchasing a monument to be installed in front of the flag pole at the fire house on
In April 1985, the organization approved purchasing officer name tiles for placement in the fire company meeting room to be used during any organization meetings of the Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary, Relief Association, Exempt Association and/or County Fire Associations which were conducted in the meeting room. This was done and presented to the fire company in honor of their 75th Anniversary.
To this day, past and present active members of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company continue to be members of the Pedricktown Exempt Firemen’s Association with a current eligible membership of (27) and members living in
President – Patrick McAllister
Vice President – Donald Moore
Secretary – Gary Moore
Treasurer – James Carty
Russell Drabold, Jr.
William Ferrell, Jr.
J. Wayne Niebauer
Gary R. Moore