Firefighters Stan Sikora and Rob Meyer of Monroe Township Fire District No. 3 said they were just “doing their jobs” when they saved the lives of an elderly couple and their pet dog while responding to an apartment at the Roosmoor senior community on a report of a kitchen fire in December.
For their heroism and bravery, Sikora, who has been with the fire department for 19 years, and Meyer, who has been with the department for 14 years, were honored by the Professional Firefighters Association NJ last week at the Gramercy at Lakeside Manor in Hazlet, and in May will be honored by the Middlesex 200 Club at the Pines Manor in Edison.
Sikora and Meyer said they didn’t expect to get anything for their actions. Sikora said the fire call in December was what they do on any given day. Meyer said all they could ask for is a positive outcome, which is what they got that day.
The firefighters also were cited by the Board of Fire Commissioners of Fire District No. 3 and the awards committee for a commendation.