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Fire Commissioner Yakov Steinberg Deploys to Israel to Serve in IDF Reserves

The Lakewood Fire Department extends its heartfelt support and best wishes to Fire Commissioner Yakov Steinberg, a dedicated member of the Board of Fire Commissioners, serving as its chairperson for the past three years, as he bravely deploys for a tour of duty with the IDF Reserves.

“We are proud to be sending one of our best to help protect the people and land of Israel,” said Commissioner Larry Loigman, vice chairman of the Board.  “Yakov never flinches in the face of danger, but we hope and pray that he will successfully complete his mission without encountering the brutal, vicious evil represented by Israel’s enemies in the present war,” he said. Joined by Fire Chief Jon Yahr and Fire District Administrator Yehuda Beer, the Lakewood Fire District held an impromptu send-off for Commissioner Steinberg.

The Board expresses its deepest gratitude for Commissioner Steinberg’s unwavering commitment to serving both our local community and the global community in times of need. Commissioner Steinberg has been an invaluable member of our Board of Fire Commissioners, demonstrating exceptional dedication, bravery, and leadership throughout his tenure.

The Board recognizes the sacrifices made not only by Commissioner Steinberg but also by his family and loved ones, who stand by him during this challenging time. As he prepares to leave for his deployment, our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and all the brave men and women serving alongside him.

Commissioner Steinberg’s selfless commitment to duty exemplifies the core values of our fire department, including honor, integrity, and courage. The entire community stands united in supporting him and all service members involved in ensuring the safety and well-being of others abroad.

The Board of Fire Commissioners wishes Commissioner Steinberg a safe and successful deployment. We are confident that his training, expertise, and dedication will make a significant positive impact during his mission. We eagerly await his return and look forward to welcoming him home with open arms.