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  • Jefferson Township Fire Department Co.1
    over 200 calls for service each year About JTFD Since our humble beginnings in 1936 our community has grown much and the Fire Company has grown with it adding many new responsibilities and services Read More Donate to JTFD Jefferson Township Fire Department is an official non profit organization DONATE Your support directly assists the men and women of the Jefferson Township Fire Department to better protect Jefferson Township Support JTFD Latest News Permalink Gallery Attention Jefferson Twp Residents Please Read News Attention Jefferson Twp Residents Please Read By Nitro4you 2016 02 03T13 29 16 00 00 February 3rd 2016 Categories News We are writing to inform you that you may Read More 0 Permalink Gallery Welcome 2016 New Line Officers News Welcome 2016 New Line Officers By Nitro4you 2016 01 29T17 35 01 00 00 January 1st 2016 Categories News Hello Jefferson Twp 2016 is here and its time to Read More 0 Permalink Gallery Stair Climb for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation News Stair Climb for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation By Nitro4you 2016 01 25T19 24 47 00 00 September 13th 2015 Categories News The first stair climb held to support the mission Read More 0 Permalink Gallery Flashover

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  • Contact
    Members Inactive Life Members Officers Administrative Officers Ladies Auxillary Gallery Latest News Contact Contact Nitro4you 2016 01 29T15 48 29 00 00 We d Love to Hear From You Get In Touch With Us Headquarters 162 Milton Road Oak Ridge NJ Mailing Address P O Box 487 Oak Ridge NJ 07438 Email Us Substation 236 Cozy Lake Rd Oak Ridge NJ 07438 Donate Now Support JTFD1 Recent Posts Attention Jefferson

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  • Donate
    Administrative Officers Ladies Auxillary Gallery Latest News Contact Donate Home Donate Donate Nitro4you 2016 02 03T21 09 23 00 00 Jefferson Township Fire Department is an official non profit organization with over 50 volunteers Your support directly assists the men and women of the JTFD To Better Protect Jefferson Township through a number of key initiatives When you make a donation or purchase here you are making Jefferson Township safer

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  • About
    Home About About Admin 2016 01 29T20 15 35 00 00 Our proud members marching Today our firefighters receive continual training beginning with Fire Fighter I a 180 hour intensive course of instruction followed by regular in house training drills once a month Most members go to the Morris County Firefighters and Police Academy for the initial training but have in the past attended schools in Wayne North Jersey School and Sea Girt NJ State Fire School Continuing education seminars and special courses have been presented by Rutgers University New York City Fire Dept members Hazardous Materials Handling Companies and on occasion the manufacturers of special equipment Members also get training in Fire prevention and safety and also bring Fire Awareness into our township school system with programs presented every October during Fire Prevention week Most of our members continue their training at the Morris County Firefighters Academy with courses ranging from Firefighter II to rope rescue vehicle rescue truck company operations and many others covering almost every facet of the modern fire service Much credit must be given to the six men who started the Company and the now 58 members who drop EVERYTHING when the alarm sounds responding

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  • History
    The ambulances were stationed at the Firehouse for many years until the Squad built their own building also on Milton Road The two bays where the ambulances were kept are still today called the squad bays With the growth of the Milton area and the building of many new homes a new American LaFrance pumper was purchased in 1959 Following that a new Ford LaFrance tanker was added in 1965 a new Chevrolet Rescue Truck in 1968 replacing the 1951 unit A Hahn Pumper was bought new in 1971 replacing the faithful 1944 Chevrolet Pumper The 71 Hahn is still in active service today in immaculate condition and is the pride of the company The company continued to expand the alerting system as well adding more sirens and in 1964 the first Plectron Home Alerting System The Plectrons were activated and the Fire Company dispatched by Police Headquarters with a base station at the Firehouse as well In 1965 an additional 1 3 4 acres of land was purchased bringing the total property area of 2 3 4 acres for use as a training ground parking and any possible expansion The mortgage was paid off in 1969 however a new mortgage was obtained in 1974 for a complete remodeling of the Firehouse In 1976 a large parade was sponsored by the company celebrating 40 years of service Parades have also been hosted in 1986 and 1996 all of which were attended by many local and out of area departments The Fire Company has also attended many parades in other townships and collected quite an array of trophies for our shelves in both marching and truck competition categories In 1976 with the township continuing to expand a substation was added on Cozy Lake Road which can house two trucks In 1979 a new Continental Pumper was added to the fleet and in 1983 another Hahn Pumper to replace the 59 LaFrance 1986 saw the replacement of the Ford LaFrance Tanker with a new Mack which carries 3000 gallons of water twice the capacity of the older vehicle With the coming of condominiums and new taller building popping up along Route 15 plans were made to purchase a ladder truck in the early 1990 s The building needed to be expanded Another mortgage was obtained and the newest portion of the firehouse built left most section from the front This addition added four large drive thru bays In 1991 a 95 foot E One platform aerial ladder was purchased and housed at the main building 1997 brought the arrival of two units a new 1997 Freightliner Marion rescue which replaced the 1968 Chevrolet which had an open back and also the construction of a brush unit out of a 1976 Dodge Power wagon army surplus unit All the work was performed by members of the department keeping costs to a minimum The new brush unit replaced The Beast the 1954 Army Surplus GMC deuce and a half which many members were very

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  • Bi-Laws
    Company functions Also the member shall receive a clothing allowance pro rated on his active time 4 The member may prematurely come off leave by submitting a written request to the Company Secretary who shall forward it to the Chief Section 13 LOSAP Rules and Regulations amendment added 5 3 01 1 The LOSAP Board shall consist of three members elected by the company at the November business meeting and one line officer who shall be appointed by the incoming chief The members shall be elected to three year terms in a staggered pattern Member 1 year 2005 Member 2 year 2006 Member 3 year 2007 etc Amended 12 2005 2 There shall be two functions of the LOSAP Board A The three members appointed by the Company President shall continue to monitor both Federal and NJ LOSAP legislation shall serve as liaison to the Township concerning implementation of funding the program etc and shall keep the Company updated regarding LOSAP B In conjunction with the elected members the officer selected by the Chief shall be responsible for the following a Checking and approving completed forms b Maintaining a record of voided sheets c Storing completed yellow sheets and blank forms in a secure location d Tallying LOSAP points earned by each member e Posting quarterly and complete year end reports of points earned f Mediating disputed points C The officer selected by the Chief shall initial each completed LOSAP form upon approval by the LOSAP Board D The LOSAP Board shall meet on a monthly basis to check and approve the completed forms E The LOSAP Board shall be responsible for maintaining a record of accumulated LOSAP points F The LOSAP Board shall have the responsibility and authority to determine which committees are eligible to receive points under the LOSAP guidelines 3 LOSAP sheets shall be filled out by the following personnel A Meetings Drills and Firematic Calls the appropriate officer if in attendance or the senior member B Committee Meetings the committee chairperson if in attendance or the senior member C Other Activities the appropriate officer if in attendance or the senior member 4 A limited and numbered amount of blank LOSAP sheets shall be available on a daily basis The remaining sheets shall be kept in a secure location 5 Completed LOSAP forms yellow shall be kept in a secure location 6 A record will be kept of the numbers of all sheets that have been voided for any reason 7 No LOSAP points shall be given to Officers both firematic and Company for performing administrative duties that are designated as part of the duties of their office 8 To qualify for LOSAP points a committee meeting must meet the following requirements A A simple majority of committee members must be present B The meeting must last for at least thirty minutes C The meeting must be called for a specific purpose The LOSAP Point System can be found in Attachment 2 9 There shall be no LOSAP points given for committee meetings held on nights when a Company meeting or drill has been scheduled 10 All members of the Company shall be appointed to number of eligible committees as equal as possible 11 LOSAP sheets shall be available for names and signatures for a reasonable amount of time after firematic calls which have been cancelled within 5 minutes of dispatch 12 Upon the return of the last apparatus from a call and all names have been printed in the first column of the LOSAP sheet the remaining blank spaces shall be crossed out ARTICLE III LINE OFFICERS Section 1 Officers 1 Amended 12 14 82 Amended 2 10 87 Amended 7 2 91 Amended 11 1 2005 The line officers of the Company shall consist of the following Chief Assistant Chief Captain Lieutenant and Three Engineers numbered First Second and Third Section 2 Election of Line Officers 1 Amended 1 1 08 The election of line officers will be based on a modified progressive system the Chief retiring 2 Each year during the December meeting all line officers advancing to the next higher officer will be voted on by the members present with the exception of the Assistant Chief who will automatically attain the office of Chief when the current Chief s term expires except in certain unusual cases where specific charges are filed against him with a two thirds majority of affirmative votes of voting members present The Chief s term of office shall be limited to two years The first year he she automatically steps up from Assistant Chief he she shall be voted on for the second year in office according to the voting eligibility outlined in Article V section 3 3 In the event a line officer does not receive a majority of affirmative votes of voting members present he will be out of office and returned to the ranks 4 The next officer in line will assume the office provided he receives a majority of affirmative votes of voting members present 5 Each succeeding line officer will then assume the next higher office providing he receives a majority of affirmative votes of voting members present An election will then be held for the remaining vacant office 6 Added 3 10 92 In the event a vacancy occurs during the year requirements for voting shall remain the same using the previous twelve months in determining eligibility 7 All line officers elected will be on a probationary period of three months If during this time the Company feels he is incapable of performing the duties of his office he may be voted out of office at a regular meeting by a majority vote of the voting members present All voting will be done by closed ballot 8 In order to qualify as a line officer the member must have completed his probationary period and six months active service He must also be qualified on all company apparatus Added 3 13 07 The nominated member must meet voting eligibility requirements pursuant to Article 5 Section 3 paragraph 2 Section 3 Resignation of Chief 1 Should a Chief resign after 1 July the Assistant Chief shall fill the current term of the Chief and remain as Chief the following year as his regular term as Chief Section 4 Chief 1 The Chief is the commanding officer of the Fire Company at all times except at business meetings when he shall relinquish his command to the president The duties of the Chief shall be defined by the current Township Ordinance in effect during his term of office Section 5 Assistant Chief 1 It shall be the duty of the Assistant Chief to assist the Chief at all times and in the absence of the Chief he shall be in command 2 He shall be at all times responsible and accountable for the apparatus and equipment of the company while on duty as well as off duty and in or out of the firehouse He shall see that the bays as well as the equipment and apparatus are at all times in a clean and presentable condition He shall immediately report to the Chief any loss or damage to any part of the apparatus or equipment together with an explanation for such loss or damage 3 He shall make requests to the Chief on all repairs needed for the equipment and apparatus Section 6 Captain 1 It shall be the duty of the Captain at all times to aid and assist his superiors in the discharge of their duties and in their absence to take command 2 Amended 3 10 92 At the scene of a fire the Captain shall be in charge of all extinguishing operations under the supervision of the Chief and Assistant Chief It shall be his duty to plan and direct all drills He shall be responsible to fill out the fire call sheet and training drill call sheets 3 He may without permission of the Chief or Assistant Chief call drills whenever deemed necessary However the Chief or Assistant Chief should be notified if possible Section 7 Lieutenant 1 It shall be the duty of the Lieutenant to assist his superior officers in carrying out their orders and in the absence of the Captain shall assume his duties It shall be the duty of the Lieutenant to instruct all newly elected members in the use of the equipment on the apparatus and to familiarize then with their duties at a fire 2 Amended 3 10 92 It shall be his duty to place the apparatus safely and efficiently to pump at a fire He shall obtain discharge of the crews as soon as possible after a fire is extinguished or whenever their services can be dispensed with In the absence of the Captain he shall be responsible to fill out the call sheet 3 It shall also be his duty to be responsible for all community service operations which shall include everything done for the Township which is not directly related to fire calls But under no circumstances will any truck or equipment be used on a non emergency basis without prior approval of the Chief Section 8 Engineers 1 It shall be the duty of the Engineer to maintain the apparatus assigned to him in a serviceable condition at all times During fire alarms and drills member shall see that his apparatus is operating to the best of its ability At the conclusion of a fire or drill it shall be his duty to see that the apparatus is ready to respond to any occasion If major repairs are necessary he shall notify the Assistant Chief immediately 2 Amended 3 10 92 He shall fill out reports indicating the condition of the apparatus and equipment along with recommendations for making corrections if any The reports will be filled out at the discretion of the Chief It shall also be the Engineers responsibility to be in charge of their respective truck crews at all work drills Truck Engineers shall be responsible to fill out the call sheets for all Engineer drills Section 9 Truck Commanders 1 Truck commanders shall be appointed by the officers There shall be one truck commander for each piece of apparatus It shall be the duty of the Truck Commander to assist the engineers with performing routine maintenance and keep the apparatus in serviceable conditions at all times 2 Requirements for being a Truck Commander shall be set forth by the line officers All personnel wishing to be appointed Truck Commander by the Officers must be qualified on the apparatus they wish to be appointed to 3 Truck Commander is not considered an Officer position Section 10 Drivers 1 Amended 3 10 92 It shall be the duty of the drivers to be thoroughly familiar with the operations of the pumps subject to a test All new drivers to be appointed shall be taken out by an Engineer plus one other line officer on a road test and go through the pumps to the satisfaction of the Line Officer giving the test before becoming a driver In the absence of the Engineer the driver who operates the apparatus will assume the duties of the Engineer until such time as the Engineer relieves him or in securing from a drill Section 11 Fire Police 1 There shall be as many Fire Police appointed annually by the Chief as deemed necessary It shall be the duty of the Fire Police on reaching a fire to immediately take charge of all traffic and to keep the road clear in order to let emergency equipment move in and out of the fire area They shall form a line and allow no one inside unless they are authorized to do so They shall see that all spectators are kept at a safe distance from the fire scene Section 12 Chaplain 1 The office of Chaplain is an honorary office filled by appointment preferably a clergyman of one of the churches of this district He shall officiate at any farewell service held by the Fire Company for a deceased member 2 He shall take part in any fire company function where the services of the Chaplain are appropriate He shall be granted the same rights and privileges afforded any other honorary member He shall perform his duties in the same manner member finds benefiting an official of his standing and shall have the full cooperation of the Fire Company ARTICLE IV ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS Section 1 Administrative Officers 1 The administrative officers of this company shall consist of a President Vice President Secretary Financial Secretary Treasurer Sergeant at Arms Steward and board of eight Trustees Amended 12 2005 2 These officers shall be elected for a term of one year A man who assumes an office in the middle of a term shall only complete the term elected to Upon completion of their term they may be re elected to office They shall be elected in the regular meeting held in November and their term begins on January 1st of the next year Section 2 President 1 It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings to sign all orders drawn on the treasury direct the Secretary to call special meetings when deemed necessary appoint all committees except a nomination committee enforce the constitution and by laws see that all administrative officers and committees perform their duties shall not vote on any issue except to create or break a tie vote and maintain order at the meetings Section 3 Vice President 1 The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in his absence Section 4 Secretary 1 Amended 3 13 84 Amended 3 10 92 It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the minutes of all the company meetings advise the trustees in writing of property purchased by the company call the roll at meetings note the absentees who will be investigated by the membership committee notify all members in advance of all meetings drills parades etc In case of a special meeting he must state the objective of the meeting keep a record of all fires and drills notify newly elected members of their election and furnish them with a copy of the Constitution and By Laws badge and key submit the name of newly elected members to the Township Committee notify the Township Committee of newly elected officers and membership roster within one week after the election Read at every meeting all incoming and outgoing correspondence and keep same on file refer all bills to the company for action In consideration of his services he shall be paid 200 00 per year for fiscal 1984 Each year thereafter an increase of 10 00 per year will be applied I e 1985 210 00 1986 220 00 etc 2 Added 3 12 91 The company Secretary shall make copies of all By Law Changes approved by the company These By Law Changes will be available within 30 days to all Company Members Section 5 Financial Secretary 1 It shall be the duty of the Financial Secretary to keep strict and accurate accounts of all moneys received by the company to act as co chairman of all fund raising campaigns turn such proceeds over to the Treasurer on or before the following meeting Keep an accurate record of donations in order that a report of same may be made at the regular meeting and a complete report at the annual meeting 2 The fire company shall bond him for the sum of 10 000 00 Section 6 Treasurer 1 Amended 3 13 84 It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to take charge of all moneys turned over to him by the Financial Secretary giving a receipt thereof keep an accurate record of the financial condition of the company and render an account at every meeting Pay the bills when approved by the company and certified by the Financial Secretary render an audited account at the end of each year 2 The Fire Company shall bond him for the sum of 10 000 00 3 In consideration for his services he shall be paid 200 00 per year for fiscal 1984 Each year thereafter an increase of 10 00 per year will be applied i e 1985 210 00 1986 220 00 etc Section 7 Sergeant at Arms 1 The Sergeant at Arms shall have charge of the door at all meetings and shall be subject to the President in preserving order Section 8 Steward 1 It shall be the duty of the Steward to see that the firehouse and grounds are in presentable conditions at all times 2 Amended 3 10 92 In order to accomplish this he shall be empowered to call work drills or assign men in a rotating list However he shall be present and have complete charge at all times He shall fill out the call sheet for all Steward s drills 3 Amended 3 10 92 He shall have the right to purchase miscellaneous equipment and materials such as brooms buckets etc required in the performance of his duties not to exceed 500 00 per year This dollar amount may be exceeded only with the Board of Trustees approval and the Fire Company approval Section 9 Trustees 1 Amended 12 12 95 The Board of Trustees shall consist of seven members and the Fire Company Steward Trustees shall be elected at the November meeting 2 The duties of the trustees shall be to formulate rules and regulations for the improvement of the Company be responsible for the upkeep of the firehouse and recommend any change which shall be brought before the Company for approval to assume general supervision of all property owned by the company keep record of all Company property and make a monthly report indicating changes thereto Shall be empowered to loan certain Company properties upon the

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  • Links
    Engine 724 Engine 727 Ladder 728 Rescue 725 SSU 1 Tanker 723 Utility 726 JOIN US Active Members Active Members Inactive Life Members Officers Administrative Officers Ladies Auxillary Gallery Latest News Contact Links Home About Links Links Nitro4you 2016 02 01T21 31 16 00 00 coming soon Recent Posts Attention Jefferson Twp Residents Please Read Welcome 2016 New Line Officers Stair Climb for National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Flashover Training Au

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  • Apparatus
    Home Apparatus Apparatus Admin 2014 11 12T19 06 37 00 00 Engine 722 Main House 2004 Seagrave Engine 727 Sub Station 2000 Seagrave Engine 724 Main House 2006 Freightliner LaFrance Tanker 723 Main House New 2013 Mack No Longer In Service 1986 Mack 3D Ladder 728 Main House 1991 E One Rescue 725 Main House 1997 Freightliner Marion Utility 726 Main House 2006 Ford Reading Command Unit 730 Everywhere 2006

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