Auxillary & Associations

Ladies Auxiliary of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company

The Ladies Auxiliary was established in 1930. The purpose of the Ladies Auxiliary was, and still is, to offer support to the Logan Volunteer Fire Company. However, their work does not stop there. They have also supported the people both in and out of Oldmans Township. The community, through fundraising and donations makes all this possible.

The men and women of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company are always willing to risk their lives to keep our community safe. The Ladies Auxiliary tries to make that job just a little bit easier by offering their support in any way that they can. One of the ways that they do this is by supplying food and refreshments when a lengthy call keeps them out for hours. They have provided numerous dinners for the County Chiefs Association and County Fireman’s Association meetings. When the current firehouse was being built, the Ladies Auxiliary assisted in the design of the kitchen. They provided the funding for the major components of the kitchen, including stoves, refrigerators, flooring and cabinets. In 1995 they also the overhead door openers for the engine bay doors. When the addition was added to house the newest Brush Truck the Ladies Auxiliary again purchased the door.

Providing for the people has been another goal of the Ladies Auxiliary since they began. In January 1949 the memorial, which is now located on the left corner of the Fire Company property, was unveiled. Although the Ladies Auxiliary did not pay for the memorial they conceptualized it. This memorial was designed to honor the fallen heroes of our community. Care packages have been sent overseas to our hard working troops. Baskets and gifts have been sent to the sick and elderly who are unable to leave their homes for long periods. In the 1970’s they “adopted” two French children and their families in need. Periodically gifts and everyday necessities were sent to the families.

All of this support given would not be possible to achieve without fundraising. In their time the Ladies Auxiliary has conducted a wide variety of fundraising. In the early years they sold such items as magazines, household items, Camphor sticks (incense), and 4ounce bottles of Vanilla Extract. In more recent years they have conducted Chinese Auctions, Yard Sales, Bake Sales and also a craft show on Pedricktown Day in October.

The Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all members of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company, past and present, for letting us be a part of the very special job that you do every day for our community.

Past and Present Ladies Auxiliary Members

  • Freda Bennett
  • Jean Boody
  • Anita Bouvier
  • Barbara Bower
  • Maxine Catts
  • Bonnie Ceasar
  • Charlotte Chew
  • Florence Chew
  • May Claser
  • Charlotte Cook
  • Rose Crevelli
  • Charlene Darlington
  • Harriet Darlington
  • Reba Darlington
  • Rebecca Darlington
  • Rose Darlington
  • Mildred Dawson
  • Anne Dolbow
  • Dora Drabold
  • Muriel Drabold
  • Regina Drabold
  • Jennie Dunk
  • Ruth Emmons
  • Helen England
  • Betty Ann Ferrell
  • Eileen Ferrell
  • Betty Fisler
  • Jennifer Galey
  • Edith Graham
  • Thelma Griffin
  • Melissa Hadlock
  • Hannah Hahl
  • Tracey Hassler
  • Doris Henry
  • Tina Henson
  • Dorothy Hewitt
  • Mabel Hewitt
  • Eleanor Hilterbrand
  • Doris Hinton
  • Louisa Hunt
  • Angela Hunter
  • Kathy Jackson
  • Karen Jenkins
  • Kathryn Jenkins
  • Nettie Jenkins
  • Carolyn Johnston
  • Ethel Jones
  • Helen Jones
  • Martha Jones
  • Jacqueline Keating
  • Judy Kelly
  • Jennie Kragler
  • Viola Kragler
  • Mary LaTourette
  • Janice LaTulippe
  • Bonnie Lemke
  • Heather Lemke
  • Delores Lerro
  • Diane Lescosky
  • Bonnie Lohmeyer
  • Jane Maltman
  • Doris Martin
  • Megan McMahon
  • Arleen Miller
  • Evelyn Miller
  • Robin Miller
  • Susan Miller
  • Doris Moore
  • Helen Moore
  • Kathy Moore
  • Rena Moore
  • Sara Newman
  • Ruth Nichterlein
  • Rebecca Niebauer
  • Tina Nipe
  • Helen Nipe
  • Terry Norton
  • Tina Norton
  • Wilma Norton
  • Karen Owen
  • Paula Picken
  • Joann Piel
  • Gloria Richards
  • Mae Ridgeway
  • Bernadette Saunders
  • Barbara Scafiro
  • Naomi Seigrest
  • Janice Shinn
  • Barbara Shoulders
  • Isabel Smith
  • Robin Smith
  • Vera Smith
  • Rose Solano
  • Alice Sparks
  • Debbie Steelman
  • Ethel Mae Storicks
  • Sharon Storicks
  • Adelia Terry
  • Laura Terry
  • Lillian Terry
  • Elizabeth Thorn
  • Rose Valichka
  • Diane Vieira
  • Kay Waddington
  • Rae Walzer
  • Alma Wilson
  • Betty Wilson
  • Pat Wilson
  • Debra Wine
  • Frances West
  • Phyllis West
  • Dorothy Wright
  • Anna Zanes
  • Jean Zanes
  • Eliza Zienneker

Pedricktown Fireman’s Relief Association

The Pedricktown Firemen’s Relief Association (commonly referred to as The Relief Association) was officially organized in 1915 and is the local association representing members of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown in the NJ State Firemen’s Association. The NJ State Firemen’s Association provides various types of financial assistance to qualifying members like financial aid in times of economic hardships, burial expense benefits to families of qualifying deceased firefighters and also financially supports the operation of a Firemen’s Home in Boonton, NJ.

Each year, an annual convention is held, currently in Wildwood, where delegates attend to vote on issues that impact the membership relevant to financial assistance to firefighters, including the operation of the Firemen’s Home.

A qualifying member is defined as any current, active member of the fire company who maintains a minimum of 60% attendance of all fires and training for at least seven years. After meeting this requirement for seven years, a member is then considered an “Exempt” member of The Relief Association and no longer required to maintain a 60% status. In accordance with the By-Laws of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company, a member must then maintain a minimum of 40% attendance of all fires and training to remain an active member of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company. Any member who fails to meet this requirement, is retired to the fire companies’ “Inactive Membership” list, but still remains a member of The Relief Association. Any member who fails to meet the 60% for seven years requirement and does not make 60% at least once in a three year period, in accordance with the Logan Volunteer Fire Company By-Laws, they are dropped from the membership and are also no longer a member of The Relief Association.

The Relief Association meets at a minimum of five (5) times per year to take care of any business at hand, including action on providing a member with relief, selection of delegates to the annual convention and election of its officers for the year.

Relief Association Members

  • Robert Moore – Life Member
  • Harry Moore – Life Member
  • Thurman Drabold – Life Member
  • Charles Darlington – Life Member
  • Lawrence McAllister – Life Member
  • John Ruhl – Life Member
  • James Carty – Life Member
  • J. Wayne Niebauer – Life Member
  • Daniel Picken – Life Member
  • Gary Moore – Life Member
  • Gary Storicks – Life Member
  • William Ferrell Jr. – Life Member
  • Anthony Jackson – Life Member
  • James Nipe – Life Member
  • Donald Moore – Life Member
  • Patrick McAllister – Life Member
  • Jeffrey Newman– Life Member
  • William Miller – Life Member
  • Samuel Shinn – Life Member
  • Robert Smith – Life Member
  • William Ferrell III – Life Member
  • Michael Moore – Life Member
  • Michael Lemke – Life Member
  • Jeffrey Moore – Life Member
  • Jimmy Robinson – Life Member
  • Jeffrey Hadlock – Life Member
  • Joseph Reis – Life Member
  • Lisa Lemke – Life Member
  • Phyllis Moore – Life Member
  • Russell Drabold
  • Thomas Lindle
  • James Pomponi
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Ernest Curione
  • Warren Bouvier
  • Samuel Picken III
  • Fred Niebauer
  • Fred Cole
  • Timothy Hassler
  • John Pomponi Jr.
  • Timothy Reid
  • Joshua Keating
  • John Hofbauer
  • Kevin Norton
  • Justin Adams
  • Chase Oliver
  • Josh Marryott
  • Robert Trauger
  • Samantha Moore

Pedricktown Exempt Fireman’s Association

The Pedricktown Exempt Firemen’s Association was organized on March 12, 1975. To be eligible to become a member of this organization, an individual must have been, at one time, an active member of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown and met the requirements of the NJ State Firemen’s Association “Exempt Member” status. This meant that the member had accumulated a minimum of seven active years of obtaining 60% or higher attendance of fire calls and training sessions while a member of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown. As long as a member met the above criteria, they did not need to be a resident of Oldmans Township to join this organization.

The originating members in attendance were:

Alward Hendrickson,  Raymond Jones, William Bennett, Wes Hewitt, Harry Jenkins, George Orbin, Russell Drabold Jr., Robert Moore, William Ferrell Sr., Harry Moore, Thurman Drabold, Howard Nipe, Walter Storicks, Charles Darlington, Lawrence McAllister, W. Ed Bouvier, James Carty, William Hendrickson & Curtis West.

The members elected their first officers of Robert Moore as President, William Bennett as V. President, Walter Storicks as Treasurer and Thurman Drabold as Secretary and dues were established at $1.00 per year. Also, corporation papers were completed at their first meeting and filed with the State and County.

With the formation of this organization, which is recognized by the NJ State Firemen’s Association, they were entitled to send one delegate to the NJ State Firemen’s Association Convention held annually each year. This gave members of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown the ability to send one additional member to represent them each year over their company allotted (3) delegates and (1) Chief.

Over the course of the years, the organization held various fund raising activities for which the profits were used to reimburse Life Members of the NJ State Firemen’s Association for some of their costs for attending the annual convention in Wildwood each year.

In September 1982, the organization approved purchasing a monument to be installed in front of the flag pole at the fire house on South Railroad Avenue. The monument to be engraved with the fire company name “Logan Volunteer Fire Company of Pedricktown”, Organized 1909 – Incorporated 1910 and also list the Relief Association – 1915 and the Exempt Association – 1975. Later, this monument became the centerpiece for a brick message board sign that was constructed by the fire company and still exists today.

In April 1985, the organization approved purchasing officer name tiles for placement in the fire company meeting room to be used during any organization meetings of the Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary, Relief Association, Exempt Association and/or County Fire Associations which were conducted in the meeting room. This was done and presented to the fire company in honor of their 75th Anniversary.

To this day, past and present active members of the Logan Volunteer Fire Company continue to be members of the Pedricktown Exempt Firemen’s Association with a current eligible membership of (27) and members living in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Exempt Association Members


  • President: Donald Moore
  • Treasurer: Phyllis Moore
  • Secretary: Jeffrey Moore

Membership Roster

  • Warren Bouvier
  • James Carty
  • Charles Darlington
  • Thurman Drabold
  • Russell Drabold, Jr.
  • William Ferrell, Jr.
  • Anthony Jackson
  • Richard Jenkins
  • Lawrence McAllister
  • Patrick McAllister
  • Donald Moore
  • Harry Moore
  • Robert Moore
  • Joseph Reis
  • Phyllis Moore
  • William Miller
  • William Ferrell III
  • Jeffrey Newman
  • Fred Niebauer
  • J. Wayne Niebauer
  • James Nipe
  • Daniel Picken
  • Gary R. Moore
  • Gary Storicks
  • Samuel Shinn
  • Robert Smith
  • Michael Moore
  • Michael Lemke
  • Jeffrey Hadlock
  • Jeffrey Moore
  • Basilio Robinson
  • Lisa Puitz