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Dr. Harry R. Carter currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners for Howell Township Fire District #2. He enjoyed a 26-year career with the Newark, New Jersey Fire Department where he served as Chief of Training.
He has also had a 40-year career with the Adelphia Fire Company in Howell Township, NJ serving as Fire Chief in 1991. He currently serves as company Chaplain and is an active Life Member. He also serves as Chaplain for the East Freehold Fire Company in Freehold, New Jersey. He began his emergency service career as a cadet member of the Freehold First Aid and Emergency Squad in 1964.
A veteran of nearly five decades in the fire and emergency service world, he has authored seven books, co-authored five, edited and written chapters for a which was published in August of 2011 and has written nearly 3,000 magazine, web and journal articles. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Business from Capella University, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as five other degrees. He formerly served as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public Safety Leadership at Capella.
He is a Past Master of Ocean Lodge #89 of Free and Accepted Masons in Spring Lake Heights. He is a 42-year member of American Legion Post #54 in Freehold and is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4374 in Freehold.