Meet Chris Womack! Chris, a permanent resident of Pennington borough for three years now, has been an exceptional addition to our membership. Chris grew up here in Hopewell Township in Brandon Farms with his family. Following his graduation from Hopewell Valley Central High School in 2009, he attended Rutgers business school where he received a B.S. degrees in Supply Chain Management and Marketing Science. Chris has returned to Pennington and is currently employed with Johnson and Johnson.

After joining Station 51 in December of 2015, Chris quickly got involved and attended Mercer County’s Firefighter I course. He graduated from Firefighter I at the end of the fall semester of 2015. Since then, Chris has continued to build his first responder resume. He is now certified in auto extrication and swift water rescue, both at the technician level. In 2017, Chris was awarded a Top 10 responder award and he is on track to win the same award for this year. Chris will enroll in an EMT course in 2019 as well.

Most recently, Chris suited up for a water rescue here in Hopewell Township during a storm that produced significant rainfall. A vehicle with three occupants became disabled in flood waters from a nearby stream around 23:30 on Saturday November 24th. Upon arrival of our crew, Special Services 51’s boat was quickly inflated, loaded with rescue gear including personal flotation devices and tied off to an anchor. Chris Womack along with Jim Ferry, a member of Station 52 (Hopewell Fire Department), made entry into the water. The vehicle, which was stranded in 2 feet of water, was located 50 feet from the area in which the boat entered the water. The occupants of the vehicle were extricated, loaded into the boat and brought to shore safely.

Pictured are five of our members at a dewatering assignment during a storm earlier this year. From left to right: FF Joe Dev, FF Chris Easton, FF Matt Neubert, FF Chris Womack and FF Myles Ackerson

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