Hackensack Chief of Department, Thomas Freeman
Photo by RON JEFFERS
On Friday, September 29th, Hackensack Chief of Department Thomas Freeman walked out of Fire Headquarters surrounded by family, firefighters and friends, for the last time as chief. He retired after 40-years of service to the city.
The chief comes from a family of city firefighters, including his father, Ronald Freeman Sr., who was also a chief officer.
"The Freeman family has given the city over 100-years of service," the chief said.
One of his proudest accomplishments was attaining an Insurance Service Office (ISO) national Class 1 rating for the Fire Department.
"Under his guidance, our Fire Department achieved remarkable milestones and advancements, leaving an indelible mark on our community," said Mayor John Labrosse.