Chief’s Office

Health Care Reimbursement Program

The N.J. State Firemen’s Association has announced a health care reimbursement program for active and qualified fire service members of the Association. It is designed so that qualified members can stay at home instead of moving to the Firemen’s Home in Boonton, thus keeping the patient closer to family and in a home setting. In addition, the spouse of a qualified member may also qualify for reimbursement for being the caretaker. For additional information, please see the attached flyer or contact the Firemen’s Association at  

Basic Evalution Procedures for Abandoned and Vacant Buildings

Capt. Tony Tricarico (Ret) FDNY Special Operations Command has submitted a short training manual titled The Basic Eevaluation of Abanoned and Vacant Buildings, published by FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration . In view of the disaster that occurred in Baltimore, MD earlier this year, where three Firefighters lost their lives while operating in an abandoned building, it may be beneficial to review this document. Click on the link below to download.

Building Intelligence

As part of your Incident Pre-Planning procedures, it is vital to have Building Intelligence readily accessible as part of your department’s dispatch and response protocols for high rise buildings and other targeted locations. Jack J. Murphy presents a short slide show demonstrating the reasons to increase your department’s Building Intelligence and offers a program called e-BISG Building Intelligence Solutions Group LLC to assist you. Click on the link below to download.

FireLine Week 2-22

The Story of the Oldest & Highest Ranking Firefighter Killed on 9/11

Neptune System Deployment Guidelines

                             The Division of Fire Safety has issued new guidleines concerning the request and deployment of the Neptune Pump System. Below is a copy.

County Fire Coordinators, Chief Fire Officers:

Over the many years that the Neptune Pump System has been a valuable resource to the fire service, time and time again OFDP region coordinators as well as our county fire coordinators have found it difficult to convince the Incident Commander of its value and resource to extinguish a major fire, creating a loss of valuable time in extinguishment.

County coordinators and OFDP staff realize its ability to supply large amounts of water, and the ability to conserve manpower and fire resources.

 Since it is the responsibility of the state fire coordination system to provide all available fire resources to that Incident commander, to extinguish a major incident. The following will be implemented.

Upon arrival of a county fire coordinator or state region fire coordinator, and it is determined that the Neptune Pump System will be an asset to the Incident Commander, the Neptune System will be requested to deploy. During the response time, the advance team and county fire coordinator or deputy will determine the best location for the placement of the system.  This information will then be relayed to the Incident Commander. If at this time the Incident commander does not wish to utilize the Neptune System, it will be staged at a location determined by the team. OFDP staff and county fire coordinators are well versed with the operation and deployment of the Neptune System, and are available for an informational presentation or discussion.

Seminar Cancelled

Due to the restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Seminar on May 2nd has been postponed for a later, tentatively scheduled for October, 2021. Please visit our website for more information once the restrictions have been lifted and we can confirm a venue. We apologize for any inconvenience. Tickets already purchased will be honored.

NJDFCA Seminars

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 –


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