The Dingman Township Fire Department is proud to recognize Daniel LaPadula on his recent enlistment to the U.S. Coast Guard. LaPadula joined the department in October 2017 as a junior firefighter and quickly showed the officers his dedication to the community. He, along with the other junior firefighters, were the backbone that kept the firehouse shelter up and running during Winter Storm Riley that struck in March 2018. His fellow firefighters say his work ethic and dedication to others will make him a perfect fit for the USCG when he begins his training in August 2020. Pictured (from left) are: President Joseph DeMaio, USCG ME1 Rick Weber, firefighter Daniel LaPadula, and fire Chief Mark O’Brien.