Dhwanil Kadakia

Dhwanil has been a part of FRFARS since 2014. In that time he has gone from being a junior member, at the age of 16, to the Deputy Chief. He has obtained his EMT, Firefighter 1, and Firefighter 2 certifications and has logged hundreds of hours of technical rescue training and certification.

Dhwanil is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems. He currently works as a Controller for Hackensack Meridian JFK Emergency Medical Services and is also a professional DJ. People describe him as loyal, hardworking, responsible, and caring. In the future Dhwanil sees himself working for a fire department in a large metropolitan area in New Jersey. When he is not volunteering, he spends time hanging out with friends, DJing, or working. Dhwanil is the first firefighter in his entire family tree. He was recognized by Congressman Leonard Lance in 2015 for “Amazing Kids in Business.” 

Everyone who knows him knows he volunteers for FRFARS. They are all very proud of him saying that, “he is following his dreams.” To those that are interested in joining FRFARS, Dhwanil says, “You are joining a family. When things get rough we are all here for each other. You will learn more than you could ever believe and you will have the time of your life.” 

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