Fire Prevention Week
October 4 - October 10
About Fire Prevention Week
Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week (FPW). In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide lifesaving public education in an effort to drastically decrease casualties caused by fires. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year during the week of October 9th in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871, and caused devastating damage. This horrific conflagration killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres of land.
What You Can Do!
Similar to years in the past, the Secaucus Fire Department is utilizing Fire Prevention Week to ensure that community members are informed about fire safety. First, we would like to remind everyone to change your batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors! This is a simple, yet effective way of ensuring your family's safety. We also invite everyone to check out our new "Safety Tips" page in order to access tons of resources regarding fire safety and prevention. We also recommend that residents visit the NFPA FPW website to watch videos, play games and learn even more about how you can be safe! To visit either source, please click the buttons below! Residents can also visit our social media pages to stay up-to-date on news, events, safety tips and much more!
We realize that this time period is a vastly new experience for many in our community. New ideas and concepts have been introduced to our lives and vocabulary – social distancing, self-quarantining, remote work, distance learning, etc. As this situation continues, stay informed through official sources like the NJ Department of Health and other health and safety agencies. And no matter what challenges this week brings to you, rest assured that the SFD continues to be at your service. If you need us, call us – we’ll be there!
Information regarding COVID-19 [Coronavirus], including the Town of Secaucus' response, event cancellations, and CDC recommendations may be found by visiting SecaucusNJ.gov/virus.
The Secaucus Fire Department was formed in 1891. The 1st company was Washington Hook & Ladder. Located at 272 Country & Lincoln Avenue, one ladder truck, one engine, one tanker and two marine units are housed at this location.
The 2nd company, Engine Company #1, was formed in 1900. Located at 150 Plaza Centre Road, one engine, one squad and one marine unit are housed at this location.
The 3rd company, Hose Company #2, was formed in 1907. Located at 746 7th Street, one tower ladder is housed at this location.
The 4th company, Hose Company #1/Engine 2, Rescue, Marine Rescue, was formed in 1911. Located at 1561 Paterson Plank Road, one rescue truck, one engine and one marine unit are housed at this location.
The 5th company, Engine Company #3, was formed in 1922. Located at 146 Centre, one engine is housed at this location.
All members of the Secaucus Fire Department must attend the State Certified Fire Academy and complete the Firefighter I Course. All active members of the department also attend continuing education courses, including Firefighting Safety, Firefighter II, CPR, and Fire Incident Command. Department members continue to attend in-house training to expand their knowledge and keep abreast of new trends. Team members, who are Certified State Instructors, train all other members.
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Join The Secaucus Fire Department!
The Secaucus Fire Department is always looking for male or female volunteers. You must be 16 years of age and a resident of Secaucus to join the Fire Department. Anyone interested can fill out the online form to contact a member of the recruitment committee. The Secaucus Volunteer Fire Department values diversity in the workplace. Men and Woman of all ages, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, religious and political affiliation, and national origin, all are encouraged to apply. If you have any questions please free to reach out to us at email@example.com!
In Memory Of
Dedicated to the members of the Secaucus Fire Department who gave their lives in the line of duty
John Keilp 3-12-30
George Bellis 3-15-33
Charles Wittreich 5-20-65
William Bo Koenemund 9-2-85
Joseph Tagliareni Jr. 6-13-99