WILDWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT HONORS FIREFIGHTER RON HARWOOD, AMERICAN LEGION POST 184
On March 9, 2011 at the City of Wildwood Commissioners Meeting, the Wildwood Fire Department presented
two awards. The first award was to Firefighter Ron Harwood. On December 2, 2010 Off-Duty FF Harwood
was in the area when a structure fire was dispatched at 5006 Atlantic Ave. FF Harwood responded to the
scene. Upon his arrival he found heavy smoke coming from the dwelling. He entered the home and found a
male occupant still inside. He ordered that man to leave the dwelling. At this time the male occupant advised
FF Harwood that there was a female sleeping in the living room. FF Harwood went to the living room and
assisted the female out of the burning dwelling. Both occupants were treated by EMS on scene and
released. FF Harwood took great personal risk entering the dwelling without his PPE or the protection of a
charged hoseline. FF Harwood's actions were in the highest traditions of the Fire Service. Nice Job Ron!
Also, the WFD presented the Wildwood American Legion Post #184 a special recognition award for their
continued support of the Wildwood Fire Dept. Over the past several years the American Legion Post #184
has purchased mutiple pieces of equipment for the Wildwood Fire Dept. This equipment includes the
departments vehicle extrication equipment, Air powered rescue tools, rope rescue equipment, and confined
space rescue equipment. Without the continued support and relationship with the American Legion the
Wildwood Fire Dept. surely would not have been able to purchase this lifesaving equipment. The plaque was
presented to Post Commander Harry Tweed (Retired WFD/WPD Dispatcher). Thank you to all members of
American Legion Post 184 for your continued support of the Wildwood Fire Dept. and the entire community
January 2012- Welcome Home 253d TRansportation Co, Cape May Court House, (See Commanders
January 2012-Participation in Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics.
January 2012-Welcome Home for Lance Cpl Krista Zielinski
American Legion 2012 Student Coloring Contest.
112 Students from 3 Wildwood Area schools participated, we awarded ten
certificates, ribbons and cash awards. ,Listing below
April 21, 2012, Post 184 Color Guard participated in the opening ceremonies of the
Wildwood Area Little League Baseball season.
Post 184 Color Guard participated in Wildwood Salute to Military May 27,2012 at Vietnam Memorial
Memorial Day Service May 28, 2012 at Post with BG J. Pierson USA (ret), County Freeholder Chairman
Jerry Thornton. and Mayor/or representatives from the four Wildwood communities.
Also participating, Wildwood Youth Police Cadets and Cub Scout Pack 184.
Wreaths presented at Fox Park memorial site, Vietnam Wall Site and later at Cape May County
June 5, 2012, NJ State Commanders' Conference held at Post.
June 5, 2012, Post 184 Hospitality evening.
June 6-10, 2012, Post delegates attend State Convention Wildwood Convention Center.
January 22-25, 2016 Post and VVA provide clothing household goods and supplies to over 400
residents of the Wildwoods who sustained flood damage from Storm Jonas. A mini food bank was set
up along with over the counter medical supplies. A hearty thanks to the volunteers who put in long
hours in accepting donated supplies and material to needy families. American Legion State
Commander Michael Babli who visited Post 184 twice during the week of this huge volunteer effort to
help the effected families in this time of need.