The mission of the South Essex Fire Department is to minimize the loss of life and property threatened by fire, medical conditions and other emergencies by providing the best professional services possible with the resources at its disposal.
In support of that mission, all members of this department are expected to attain and maintain a level of professionalism consistent with the noble profession they represent. The South Essex Fire Department shall maintain continued fire education and safety for its residents and members.
Can I schedule a tour of the fire house?
Yes. For more information please call the Administrative Assistant at the Fire Department at (973) 762-6500 ext. 10.
Can the Fire Department inspect my home for possible fire hazards?
Yes, the Fire Department can inspect a home for possible hazards, as well as help you work on an evacuation plan. For more information, please call the Fire Department Deputy Chiefs' office at (973) 762-6500 ext. 17.
How can I obtain a copy of a fire report for my home or business?
You can pick up a copy of a fire report the next day following an incident by going to Fire Headquarters. The Administrative Assistant can help you during business hours, or you may ask to speak to the Tour Commander on holidays or weekends. It is recommended that you call in advance, so that we may have the report ready for you when you arrive.
How many smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors do I need?
Instructions on the Placement of Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Along with useful information in these instructions, you will find a diagram of where to locate these items.
How can I schedule a smoke detector and carbon monoxide inspection?
To schedule an inspection, please call the Administrative Assistant at the Fire Department at (973) 762-6500 ext. 10.