Lower Township Board of Commissioners Fire District 1




The Fire Commissioners administrative office is located at the Villas Volunteer Firehouse

Township of Lower, Fire District 1

Board of Commissioners

PO Box 1

Villas, NJ 08251

(609) 305-4888

Dale Gentek, Chairman

• Retired Captain with the City of Wildwood Fire Department,
having served for 30 years

• Currently an active firefighter for the Villas Fire Company

• Pro-Board Level 3 instructor, Level 2 instructor for NJ, and a FEMA level instructor

• 19 year member and multi-discipline instructor for the NJ Task Force One (NJTF-1) team, and a National Fire Protection Association certified “Rescue Specialist”


Joseph Wareham, Vice-Chairman

• Cape May County Sheriff Department Correction Officer

• Chairman of Fire District One Board of Commissioners

• Vice Chairman of The Young Republicans

• Republican Committeeman

• Cape May County Hostage Negotiation Team

• FOP Representative (2009- 2012)

• Cape May County Correctional Contract Representative (2009-2012)

• Citizen Advisory Board (2012)


Carrise Mornick

  • Active member since 1998
  • Firefighter 1& 2 Certified
  • Fire Commissioner
  • Retired Police Dispatcher
  • Motor Vehicle Crash Investigator for DOT
  • Customer Service Associate for Wawa
  • Owner of Cape County Glass
  • Republican Committee Woman for Lower Township
  • Retired From Wawa


Linda Brannon, Treasurer

  • High school graduate of Lower Cape May Regional
  • Lifetime volunteer member of Middle Township Ambulance Corps, member since 2004
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician, State of New Jersey Department of Health since April 2007
  • Affiliated with New Jersey First Aid Council since 2007
  • Certificate of Achievement in Active Shooter and Dynamic Threat Medical Response, Tac-Med April 19th 2015
  • Current full time employee with Lower Township Rescue, part time with Middle Township Rescue, and also works nights at Stone Harbor Fire and Rescue
  • Volunteer for Girl Scouts
  • Held Management positions at Wawa and Walmart, certified in money laundering through Money Gram


William J Howard, Commissioner
  • Born and raised in Villas.
  • Graduate of Lower Cape May Regional class of 81.
  • 38 year active member of Villas Volunteer Fire Co.
  • Retired Chief Boatswains Mate U.S. Navy with 25 years.
  • Commander of VFW Post 5343 Villas. ( ten years )
  • Past VFW Dist. 17 Commander ( 2007-2009)
  • VFW National Aid – De Camp ( 2018 – 2019 )

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