On February 22, 2021, Monroe Township Council Members along with Mayor DiLucia presented Glassboro Fire Chief Steve Smith and Williamstown Fire Chief Patrick Mason proclamations for their courageous and instantaneous reactions taken on January 29, 2021 at a dwelling fire with entrapment on the 1700 block of Rex Avenue, Williamstown. Chief Smith arrived on scene and entered the dwelling under smoke and fire conditions in an attempt to locate the entrapped resident. Chief Mason arrived seconds later and entered the dwelling locating Chief Smith. Chief Smith and Chief Mason located the resident and successfully rescued and removed the entrapped resident from the deteriorating conditions, averting an unwanted outcome. Thank you Chief Smith and Chief Mason.
Chief Smith has been a member of the Pitman Fire Company for 25 years, was also one of the founding members of the Pitman Fire Explorers Program. Since then he has excelled and progressed his career through the Pitman Fire Department, Glassboro Fire Department, and the Gloucester County Fire Marshalls Office.