Chief Conni Spellman
Deputy Chief Pat Spellman
Treasurer Paul Schaetzle
Secretary Bob Scollan
The Gong Club is a non-profit canteen unit that provides rehab to Jersey City firefighters and those in the surrounding towns of Hudson County. The Gong Club has also been an integral part of providing refreshment and rehabilitation to the community and Emergency Management, during a variety of events. Their selfless acts of service and dedication are greatly appreciated by our us.
Their members are all volunteers. They are on-call 24 hours a day and year-round.
The Gong Club responds to fires in Jersey City which are 2nd alarms or larger.
They are also their lend a hand during firefighters funerals and memorial services.
They also respond to larger fires throughout Hudson County.
Throughout the year they also assist at several community events, such as walk-a-thons and runs, including the March of Dimes, Juvenile Diabetes and the Carlos Negron Run. The past 2 years they have served riders during the Police Unity Tour.
They also respond when called out by the JCPD.
During this year’s recognition of their 65 years of service, Deputy Director of the United States Fire Administration, Dr. (Chief) Denis Onieal read and presented a Proclamation from the FEMA, recognizing the many contributions of the Jersey City Gong Club. There was also a presentation for three members, recognizing them for 25 years of continuous service to the club and fire service.
The Gong Club is a member of the International Fire Buff Association (IFBA) and and the Fire Buff Association of New Jersey.
They have been in the same address, on Bay Street, for over 50 years, but have been around for 65 years!
Congratulations Gong Club Chief Connie Spellman and members.
We celebrate and honor our friends in the Jersey City Gong Club!