Westville Fire District # 1
Board Of Fire Commissioners
23 West Olive Street
Westville, New Jersey
Phone: (856) 456-9432 Fax: (856) 456-8870
The Westville Fire District #1 was formed in July of 1989. The Board of Fire Commissioners serves as the Fire District's governing body and manages administration. The length of a Fire Commissioner's term is three years, terms being staggered so that no more than two terms expire in any given year. An annual public election for Fire Commissioners as well as approval of the proposed annual operating budget is conducted on the third Saturday in February, as mandated by NJ Statutes. The Fire District develops its own budget and raises funding via taxation.
The Board of Fire Commissioners also oversees the Bureau of Fire Prevention which is managed by the Fire Official. The Bureau of Fire Prevention, under the direction of the Fire Official, James Tucker, is responsible for all fire code enforcement, fire investigations and fire prevention education.
During daytime hours (7:00 am to 3:30 pm), the Career Staff is used to supplement the volunteer force to ensure that the Fire Department can respond to all emergency assignments with adequate personnel.
The Fire District meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month beginning at 1900hrs (7:00pm), the meetings are announced in the local papers accordance with the law, the meetings are held in the fire department meeting room at 836 Broadway in Westville, NJ, unless otherwise announced.
The mission of the Westville Fire District is to provide a professional level of community fire protection, emergency medical and rescue services to the citizens and property owners within the Borough of Westville, in order to prevent or minimize the loss of life, pain and suffering and property damage as a result of fire or other type of emergency.
The Fire District's mission will be accomplished by the effective use of it's volunteer, career, and physical resources, in cooperation with other public agencies, utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, innovative techniques, and available technology to provide a high level of cost efficient, quality service.
Gary D. Thompson, Esq.
Ball, Buckley & Seher, LLC
Hardenbergh Insurance Group
Interstate Mobile Care
Fire District Solicitor
Fire District Auditor
Fire District Insurance Consultant
Fire District Physician