Second Ward – Richard Tremitiedi

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Richard Tremitiedi is running for City Council and representing the Second Ward.

4/20/2007 Update:

A letter from Richard, as well as his biography.

Richard R. Tremitiedi
2 Constitution Court, Apt. 509
Hoboken, N. J. 07030


Dear Editor,

I have served Hoboken for thirty-five years, retiring as the Chief of the Hoboken Fire Department in 1995. Since then I have held the position of Fire Sub-Code Official in Elizabeth New Jersey, served five years as a consultant to the Department of Personnel, State of New Jersey, and currently participate as a member of the Master Planning and Advisory Council (Fire), State of New Jersey.

Having decades of public service, I would like to use the experience, knowledge and wisdom that I have gained to continue my pattern of life, which is to now serve the community in the capacity of an elected official.

As a seasoned administrator, I am keenly aware of the issues and needs of Hoboken.
Some of which are: Our $73 million budget, debt structure, the north-west and south-west development plans, the sale of the Observer Highway garage and the 16th and Willow Avenue open space recreational initiative.

Please support my effort and allow me to use my ability, skills and will to solve day to day problems, as well as planning for future needs.

Thank you.

Richard R. Tremitiedi
Candidate for 2nd Ward Council

See his biography, as well as a recent TV interview after the break.

4/20/2007 continued:

Richard Tremitiedi – Your Voice in the 2nd Ward:

For thirty-five years, former Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi passionately and ably served his hometown of Hoboken. Today, he is running for City Council to be your voice in the 2nd Ward.

In 1960, Richard Tremitiedi joined the Hoboken Fire Department, where he first served as a hoseman and driver of a 1934 vintage fire apparatus. Richard was quickly was assigned to the elite Truck Company No. 3. In 1964, he placed first in the promotional civil service examination for the rank of Fire Captain and was promoted a year later. Richard then served as company commander and fire investigator and was elected President of the Hoboken Fire Officers Association, International Association of Fire Fighters, Local 1076, (AFL-CIO). During his two years of service, Richard introduced the concept of a signed contract and endorsed the formation of a county fire department to reduce duplication of activities and costs. In 1976, Richard Tremitiedi was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief after earning the highest ranking in the promotional exam. He served as shift commander, training officer, chief fire inspector, operations officer and as Fire Official. As Chief of the Bureau of Fire Prevention and Investigation, Richard authored Hoboken’s smoke detector ordinance.

In 1990, Richard Tremitiedi was promoted to Chief of the Fire Department after, once again, scoring first on the examination. He served for five years – during which time he implemented a plan to improve Hoboken’s fire protection rating. In May 1995, our fire department was surveyed and Hoboken garnered the highest protection rating in the State.

Since retiring from Hoboken’s Fire Department in September 1995, Richard went on to become the Sub-Code Official in Elizabeth and was a member of Weehawken’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. He also served five years as a consultant to the New Jersey Department of Personnel, where he wrote fire promotional exams. Richard currently serves as a member of the Master Planning and Advisory Council (Fire) for the State of New Jersey.

Richard Tremitiedi is the President of Fire Smart – which prepares firefighters for their civil service officer examinations. He also serves as a trustee for Local 500 of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Benevolent Association and is in his 4th term as Vice President of the South Constitution Condominium Association. Since 1990, Richard has been an active voice in the New Jersey Career Fire Chiefs Association.

The son of immigrants, Richard Tremitiedi was born during a snowstorm at Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital in 1938. He graduated from Hoboken Public School No. 9 and was an Honor Roll student at A. J. Demarest High School. Richard formerly worked for the Equitable Life Assurance Society, where he settled the claim of Samuel Zimbalist, Sr., who died in Italy during the filming of Ben Hur. Richard also served in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he attained the rank of corporal and was Honorably Discharged in 1965. Richard graduated from Essex County College with a degree in Fire and Safety Science and was honored to serve as the class valedictorian.

Richard and his wife, Mary Lisa, are proud to call Hoboken their home. He has two children, Mary Margaret and Michael, and three beautiful grandchildren, Holli, Nicholas and Natalie. For years, Richard coached Hoboken Little League and is a member of the Latin American Kiwanis. He is also in his seventh year as the Esquire of the Hoboken Elks, Lodge No. 74.

Today, with decades of public service under his belt, Richard Tremitiedi is running for City Council. As a seasoned administrator, he is keenly aware of the issues and needs facing Hoboken. Richard will rely upon the experience, knowledge and wisdom he’s gained to serve Hoboken’s 2nd Ward as your Councilman.

4/11/2007 Video Interview:

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