Fire Prevention Board

Regular Meetings

  • 7 pm
  • 1st Monday of every month
  • Municipal Complex
    1 Municipal Plaza
    Freehold, NJ 07728

Members

  • George Baumann
  • Evan Berman
  • Craig Hass
  • Michael Murray
  • Dennis "Chip" Polo
  • Ralph Reifer
  • Shaun Reilly
  • Lawrence Story
  • Paul Vitale

Overview

This Board's responsibilities include the enforcing of the Uniform Fire Safety Act and the codes and regulations adopted pertaining to all buildings, structures and premises within the Township.

Two volunteer fire districts that work in close cooperation with each other provide fire protection services in Freehold Township. Two 5-member Boards of Fire Commissioners that are elected for 3-year terms on a rotating basis govern each district. The Commissioners in each district are responsible for providing fire protection and for preparing an annual budget that is placed before the voters for approval. Elections for new Commissioners and for approving the budget are held on the second Saturday of each February. In carrying out their functions and plan, the Commissioners work in complete cooperation with the fire companies located in their district.

Fire Companies

The Freehold Independent Fire Company Number 1 serves that portion of Freehold Township west of Route 9 and was chartered in 1963. Its original firehouse is located on Siloam Road. The second firehouse is located on Stillwells Corner Road adjacent to the Township's Municipal Complex.

The East Freehold Fire Company serves that portion of Freehold Township east of Route 9 and was chartered in 1967. Its main firehouse is located on Dutch Lane Road and East Freehold Road. The second firehouse is located on Daniels Way, and the third and newest is on Pond Road.