The Atlantic County Firefighters Association held their 31st Annual Harold J. ‘Whitey’ Swartz Valor Awards and 50-year recognition ceremony at Anthony ‘Tony’ Canale Training Center on April 17, 2024, hosted by the City of Margate Fire Department. Margate Chief Dan Adams welcomed the guests, honorees and family with seven 50-year certificates awarded, three Class A Awards, three Unit Citations, and the Most Dramatic was awarded to the Borough of Buena Fire Department for their response to a structure that exploded in which four people perished, including two children.

– Fire News photos by Dennis C. Sharpe