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The Excitement of Wildwood Weekend

Wildwood weekend is just days away as the annual New Jersey Firemen's Convention will begin on Friday. Thousands of firefighters from across the state will descend upon this Jersey Shore town for a weekend of education, meetings, and more.

As exciting as Wildwood weekend is, it's also bittersweet. This annual event was one of Lt. Christopher Hunter's favorite of the year. He looked forward to spending time in Wildwood with his family and his brothers.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the Hunter's Heroes Foundation will be in attendance for the third year. The foundation has a new location for 2017, inside the gated area with all of the main tents and vendors. We hope to see you at the convention!

For those of you making your first trip to Wildwood, take advantage of all the even has to offer. Even if you are a green firefighter, there's no better time than this weekend to pick the minds of some of the best firefighters in the state. You will have access to thousands of brothers and sisters. Be sure to stop, introduce yourself, and don't be afraid to ask questions. It's the best way to learn.

For those of you making a return trip to Wildwood, it's time to renew old friendships, start new ones, and learn something new about yourself or the profession. We know how fun it is to browse the tents and speak with the vendors. We also know how important a simple conversation can be with another attendee of the convention.