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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.

Monthly Meetings

Until further notice, all monthly meetings have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Meetings will resume as allowed by state directives.

Monthly Meetings changed

The monthly meetings have resumed – but at a different location. September’s meeting will be held at Fernandes Steak House, 152 -170 Fleming Avenue, Newark NJ 07105. Also, it will be on a Tuesday, instead of the traditional Monday evening.

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.

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