The Stafford Township Bureau of Fire Prevention is responsible to enforce the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code as a Local Enforcing Agency. Fire Inspections are conducted annually on all Commercial, Retail, Educational and Health Care facilities. Fire Safety Education for all ages is provided along with Fire Extinguisher Training for Businesses and Groups. Fire Investigations are completed along with County & State Officials.
Fire Official, Heidi Michel
- Fire Inspector/Fire Official Certification 2004
- N.J. DCA Course for Fire Investigator 2008
- Wildland Fire Origin & Cause Determination Certification FI-210 2009
- B.S. Fire Science Columbia Southern University 2010
- Assistant Chief –Stafford Twp Volunteer Fire Co #1
- Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
Fire Inspector, Christopher Freeman
- Fire Inspector/ Fire Official 1995
- NJ DCS Course for fire Investigation 2002
- Instructor Ocean County Fire Academy
- City of Passaic Fire Department Lieutenant
- Volunteer Firefighter Forked River Fire Company
- Associate Volunteer Firefighter Stafford Twp Volunteer Fire Co #1
Bureau of Fire Prevention Secretary, Mary Granito
Employee since 2000
- Inputting business inspection reports
- Certifications of Inspections
- Invoicing & Payment collection
- Monthly and yearly reports
- State reports for Department of Community Affairs
- All daily mailings, correspondences and record keeping
- Phone and counter assistance
- Record keeping for Fire House Planning/Zoning plan approvals
- Coordinating & scheduling for Inspectors for fire safety programs
- Coordinating School Inspections & all Township Buildings
- Shared info with Emergency Management
- Organizing certificates, prizes & donations for our Poster Contest with all Stafford Schools during Fire Prevention week.
- Fire Safety Permits
- Township Knox Box program.
Do I need to put a smoke detector in every room of my house?
- Smoke detectors should be placed outside each sleeping area on every level of the home, including the basement. Current laws also require a smoke detector in each sleeping area. On floors without bedrooms, detectors should be installed in or near living areas such as living rooms, dens, or family rooms.
I am a senior citizen can I receive a free smoke detector?
- Yes The Bureau is offering a free fire safety inspection of your home to make sure that your detectors are placed in the proper location and work effectively.
What number do I call for a fire emergency?
- 9-1-1 the local fire department is dispatched utilizing the 9-1-1 system, this system is designed to save valuable seconds.
What if my smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detector goes off will the fire department respond?
- Yes, but you must place a call to 9-1-1
What if I am not sure if there is a fire in my home, like an odor of something burning or a spark from an appliance?
- Call 9-1-1- immediately and have the fire company respond, never be embarrassed to call, always better to be safe then sorry!
Is it ok to burn leaves, grass, or trash in my yard?
- No! It is a violation of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code to do open burning. No open burning of any kind is allowed.
For information about our local volunteer Fire Company you can visit www.station47.com.
For information about our local volunteer EMS squad you can visit www.squad38.com.
For information on Fire Safety for children you can visit http://www.usfa.fema.gov/kids/.