Plainsboro Firefighter Michael Guzy, a career firefighter with Plainsboro Fire District No. 1, took his official oath of office on Tuesday night at the Board of Commissioners’ Meeting. Firefighter Guzy is a graduate of Hunterdon Central High School and Delaware Valley College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice.
He joined Flemington-Raritan Rescue Squad as a junior member in 1992 and rose through the ranks to become Rescue Captain. A year later, he joined Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company where he served as Chief Engineer.
Mike’s firefighting career began in 2002 when he was appointed as a firefighter in West Windsor, where he served until 2016 and his appointment as a Plainsboro firefighter. He is also an Engineer with Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company # 1 of Flagtown.
In addition to being a firefighter, Mike holds certifications as an EMT, fire inspector, hazardous materials technician and technician-level certifications in several rescue disciplines. He has received citations for swift water rescues and several Chief’s Awards and Awards of Appreciation over the years.
He lives in Hillsborough with his wife, Shawna, his son, Ryan, and dogs Bellateena and Rocco.
Family, fellow firefighters and friends joined Mike for the ceremony and a brief reception, which followed.