Author Archives: Paul Soriero

Scholarship Winner Thanks Us

Belleville Promotions

Congratulations to two of our members from Belleville F.D. on their promotions to Deputy Chief – Marty Lutz ( our own Executive Vice President) & Tim Buckley. Good Luck in your new endeavors!

PEOSHA Meetings

PEOSH Meeting Minutes January 2018

PEOSH Meeting Minutes April 2018

PEOSH Meeting Minutes July 2018

PEOSH Meeting Minutes October 20182019

PEOSH Fire Update Part12019 PEOSH Fire Update Part 2

For Additional Information About Employee Health, Especially in Fire Stations, visit the following website –


Smoke Alarms Using Mother’s Voice Wake Children Better than High-Pitch Tone Alarms


Passing of Chuck Aughenbaugh

Deputy Fire Chief & Korean War Veteran

Charles Aughenbaugh, Jr., of Belleville, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  Born in Jersey City, he had lived in Belleville for most of his life.  Chuck retired from the Belleville Fire Department as a Deputy Chief and proudly served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.
The beloved husband of the late Barbara E. (Wilson) Aughenbaugh, he is survived by his children, Janice (Huber) Fox & her husband Dave and James R. Aughenbaugh & his wife Christine; 4 grandchildren, Kayla, Trevor, Jamie & Katie; and a brother, Douglas.  He was also the uncle of Charlie, Lisa & Sandra Lynn and the brother of the late Gregory.

The funeral service will be conducted on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the S.W. Brown & Son Funeral Home 267 Centre St., Nutley.

The interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Bloomfield.

Visitors will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital would be appreciated.

NOTE: Members of the NJDFCA are asked to muster up at 1830hrs on Wednesday May 25th at the funeral home for a walk through to pay our final respects to Chuck and his family.

Ethanol Training Seminar

Free SCBA Specialist Training

Good Read – Ritz Tower, NYC 8/1/1932

This is a very interesting article dealing with a difficult situation, where one event leads to a catastrophe. Although it occurred a long time ago, lessons can be learned about code requirements, district familiarization and building inspections.

Click on the link below for the entire article.

March 2018, Ritz Tower Explosion

Lessons Learned from the Hoboken Train Derailment

This article was submitted by one of our members – B.C. Brian Crimmins of the Hoboken F.D

Train Derailment Article