JANUARY 2021 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Matthew C. Lawson
Member Since 2014
If you ever have the pleasure of meeting Matt Lawson you’ll find him to be a jovial person. You’ll always find Matt with a smile on his face and positivity emanating from his soul. On a fire or rescue scene, Matt is all business, he’s mission oriented from the moment the call comes out. This striking juxtaposition is unique, it’s also core to what makes Matt such a good firefighter, he’s exactly the right person you want in an emergency. Beyond making him an uplifting teammate and reliable firefighter, these same attributes are also what make Matt an outstanding member of our community.
Certifications: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Rapid Intervention Team (RIT), Vehicle Extrication Operations, Swiftwater Operations, Ice Water Technician, Pump Operations, Hazmat Operations, Vacant Buildings Awareness, Arson Detection Awareness, Drill Ground Instructor, ICS 100 & 200.
Awards: 5-year award, Holmatro “distinguished life saving effort” certificate 2018
Committees: Membership, Memorial, Christmas Trees, and Color Guard
Past/Current Agencies: Hightstown Engine Co. No. 1, Hightstown First Aid, Roosevelt Fire Company, Princeton Fire Department
Favorite Quote: “You’re doing it wrong!” -Brian McCaffrey Backdraft
Visit Hightstown’s Facebook page to read the full story about Matt Lawson including his first fire and the reason he joined.