Announcements

Only The Brave Movie

posted Oct 17, 2017, 8:14 AM by Forest Fire

"Only the Brave" Movie Fundraiser to support the North Jersey Wildland Fire Association. Private showing on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:00 PM @ Cinepolis Succasunna, Movie Theater. Purchase tickets in advance from Efinger, Franek, Sacchiero, Watson, or Weber. $20 (includes movie and a small fountain soda) See attached flyer or visit us on Facebook @northjerseywildfire
https://goo.gl/4z9c6c

Fall Training

posted Aug 22, 2017, 3:02 AM by Forest Fire

Summer/ Fall Training-  UPDATED 8/22/2017

The following training will be offered by Division A.  Please call Andover office to sign up.   For all courses students are to attend with Notebooks, Incident Response Pocket Guide, 2 Blue Ink Pens, 1 Number 2 Pencil, and Pre-work completed.

   

       I-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

        Sign-up Closes September 15th
        Division A Headquarters- Franek/IMT3 Staff
            September 23rd                     0800-1630
            September 24th                     0800-1630

    S-131 Advanced Firefighter  

        Sign-Up Closes September 15th (Pre-Work)
        Division A Headquarters- Weber/ Franek
            September 30th                    0800-1630
            October 1st                          0800-1630

    S-219 Firing Operations

        Sign-up Closes October 27th (Pre-Work)
        Division A Headquarters- Efinger/ Saccherio/ NPS Staff
            November 4th                       0800-1630
            November 5th                       0800-1630

    

    The Following Class is Open to District Fire Wardens Only

    FI-210 Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination

        Sign-Up Closes October 20th (Pre-Work)
        Division A Headquarter- VonOesen/ Tonking/ Weber
            October 30th thru November 3rd          0800-1630 

Pack Test

posted Mar 23, 2017, 4:48 PM by Mike Richards

Pack Test-

        Must contact Division A Headquarters to register for any of these.  Reminder after the test you will be doing paperwork, you must bring valid DL, SS card, banking                    information, boots and PPE.

        Kittatinny Valley State Park main entrance on Goodale Rd

             April 29 @ 0900 / 1000
            April 30 @ 0900 / 1000
            May 03 (Div A Staff @1000)
            May 12 @ 1800
            May 13 @ 0900

Fundraiser for Section 6

posted Feb 12, 2017, 11:46 PM by Mike Richards

See attached File for the Flyer for the Section 6 Bowling Fundraiser in March.

Updated Training

posted Dec 23, 2016, 1:35 AM by Mike Richards

Winter/ Spring Training-  UPDATED 12/23/2016

The following training will be offered by Division A.  Please call Andover office to sign up.   

   

    Forest Fire Observer Refresher Training

        Division A Headquarters- Tonking
            February 17th          1830-2230

            

    District Firewarden Annual Training

        Waterloo Village Reception Center- Von Oesen
            March 4th                   0800- 1200
 
    

    Fire Apparatus Engineer Training- OREO 

        Division A Headquarters- Clark
            May 6th & 7th            0800-1600
            May 13th (Field Day)  0800-1600

    S-211 Pumps  

        Division A Headquarters- Tempe
            May 16th & 18th        1830-2230
            May 20th                    0800-1600

    S-231 Engine Boss

        Division A Headquarters- Weber
            June 3rd & 4th            0800-1600

    S-215 Wildland Urban Interface

        Division A Headquarter- Watson
            June 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th         1830-2230    

    S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter

        Division A Headquarters- Franek
            February 25th & 26th                 0800-1600
            March 5th, 11th, 12th & 18th     0800-1600

     RT-130's- It is mandatory for all members wishing to participate in any fires, RxB, training or other activities.  If an RT-130 is not attended you will be removed from                           any lists until 2018.

        Division A Headquarters- Division Staff & Dry Run
            January 4th                                    1000-1400

        Sussex Firehouse- A1
            January 7th                                     0800 & 1300

        Division A Headquarters- A3
            January 8th                                     0800 & 1300

        Central Region Park Office- A6 & A7
            January 21st                                   0800 & 1300

        Division A Headquarters- A4
            January 25th                                   1830-2230

        Raritan Township Fire Annex- A8
            January 26th                                   1900-2300

        Morris County Fire Academy- A5
            January 28th                                   0800 & 1300

        Ersken Lakes Firehouse- A2
            January 28th                                   0900-1300

Winter Spring Training

posted Nov 30, 2016, 7:49 PM by Mike Richards

Winter/ Spring Training-  UPDATED 11/30/2016

The following training will be offered by Division A.  Please call Andover office to sign up.   

   

    Forest Fire Observer Refresher Training

        Division A Headquarters- Tonking
            February 17th          1830-2230

            

    District Firewarden Annual Training

        Waterloo Village Reception Center- Von Oesen
            March 4th                   0800- 1200
 
    

    Fire Apparatus Engineer Training- OREO 

        Division A Headquarters- Clark
            May 6th & 7th            0800-1600
            May 13th (Field Day)  0800-1600

    S-211 Pumps  

        Division A Headquarters- Tempe
            May 16th & 18th        1830-2230
            May 20th                    0800-1600

    S-231 Engine Boss

        Division A Headquarters- Weber
            June 3rd & 4th            0800-1600

    S-215 Wildland Urban Interface

        Division A Headquarter- Watson
            June 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th         1830-2230    

    S-130/190 Basic Wildland Firefighter

        Division A Headquarters- Franek
            February 25th & 26th                 0800-1600
            March 5th, 11th, 12th & 18th     0800-1600

     RT-130's- As soon as they become available they will be added to the list

        Raritan Township Fire Annex- Ryan
               January 26th                            1900-2300

Last RT-130

posted Feb 28, 2016, 9:33 PM by Mike Richards

The LAST RT-130 will be held at Division Headquarters on March 9th at 1830. If you are still in need of the refresher, this will be your last chance to attend training, Rxb or respond to incidents with forest fire during 2016. Rob Kerschner and Matt Watson will be facilitating this class for the division.  Contact Division Headquarters to sign-up. Thank you.

Pack Test

posted Feb 28, 2016, 9:32 PM by Mike Richards   [ updated Feb 28, 2016, 9:32 PM ]

Pack Test dates have been scheduled. It will be given April 9, 10 and 13 at Kittatinny Valley State Park main entrance on Goodale Rd. On April 9th and 10th the test will be given at 9:0010:00 and 11:00. On April 13th the test will be given at 9:00 only. Reminder after the test you will be doing paperwork, you must bring valid DL, SS card, banking information, boots and PPE. There are sign up sheets at the office for each date and time. Please call the office and sign up for a specific date and time so headquarters can plan accordingly with personnel to administer the test.

Winter/Spring Training

posted Dec 7, 2015, 7:27 AM by Mike Richards

Winter/ Spring Training-  UPDATED 12/7/2015

The following training will be offered by Division A.  Please call Andover office to sign up.   

   

    S-130/ S-190/ L-180/ TIMS  Intro to Wildland Firefighting

        March 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, April 2nd and 3rd Andover Headquarters 0800-1700 All Dates

            Prerequistes: I-100 and IS-700

                Take these courses online:

                    I-100  and IS-700

    RT-130 Refresher
        Must contact Division A Headquarters to register for any of these classes.

        Division A Headquarters- Franek, Weber, Watson

            January 9 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
            January 10 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
            January 16 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
            January 20 1830-2230

        Round Valley Central Region Headquarters- Efinger, Kerchner

            January 23 0800-1200 or 1300-1700
            January 24 0800-1200 or 1300-1700

        Raritan Township Fire Annex- Ryan

            January 28 1900-2300
            February 4 1900-2300

        Morris County Public Safety Academy- Sacchiero, Carbone

            February 6 0800-1200

        Erskin Lakes Fire House- Carbone, Sacchiero

            February 13 0800-1200 or 1300-1700

    S-131 Advanced Firefighter

        Division A Headquarters- Carbone, Watson
            April 9th 0800-1700

    S-133 Look Up/ Down/ Around

        Division A Headquarters- Cabone, Watson
            April 10th 0800-1700

    S-244 Field Observer
        Must Contact Section Warden Prior to Registering.

        Division A Headquarters- Tonking
            May 17 and 19 1800-2200
            May 21 and 22 0800-1700

Passing Of Officer Glenn Bell

posted Sep 22, 2015, 12:28 AM by Mike Richards

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Officer Glenn Bell, a dedicated and well-respected member of the State Park Police force. Glenn started his career at DEP in July 1989 as a Mechanic Helper with Natural and Historic Resources. Shortly thereafter, he became a Forest Fire Equipment Maintenance Specialist and continued that work for the next 17 years. In 2007, Glenn joined the ranks of the State Park Police and dutifully served in that capacity until his passing.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Woods Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville, NJ 07826Visitation will be Friday, September 25 from 2:00-5:00 pm and again from 7:00-9:00 pm. Graveside Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 26 at Beamerville Cemetery, County Road 519, Wantage, NJ 07461.

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