Tighe received the award at the 19th Annual EMS Awards Dinner held at Overlook Hospital in Summit, on May 19. Tighe was one of several area EMTs who were honored for their excellence as an EMT and their dedication to volunteer service.
Tighe joined the all-volunteer rescue squad in 1997. He has held many squad operational officer positions in his nearly two decades of service.In addition to his EMT volunteer work, Tighe also volunteers his time serving military veterans. He is a previous commander of the Westfield American Legion and served in the U.S. Marine corps from 1982-1986.