Fire Chief - Scott Trythall
Email: [email protected]
Joseph Ricci Jr., Fire Official/ Captain- Fire Prevention/Investigations
Captain Eric Moran - Training Bureau
Fire/Carbon Monoxide/Fire Extinguisher Certifications are required anytime a Certificate of Occupancy is obtained. That is whenever a residential dwelling is being rented or sold. The fee required is $45. Certifications requested within 24 hrs. require a $100 fee. Any additional gold certificates of inspections duplicates will be a $10.00 fee for each.
A Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector must be placed in the common area where the bedrooms are. In addition, a smoke detector must be placed on any additional levels of the home including basement. Fire extinguishers are required in 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings only. A fire extinguisher must be located within 10 feet of the kitchen area. The size shall be no smaller than 2A:1-B:C rated for residential use and no more than 10 lbs.
Permits for bonfires, torch flame, open flame, welding cutting, public assembly, cooking must be obtained. The fee required is $54 each incident.
Fire Reports. Fee required: .25 per page.
Juvenile Firesetter Program
Fire Safety begins at home. Every family should know the basics of how to prevent fires at home, and what to do in case there is a fire. The Fire Department's Office of Fire Safety Education has prepared several brochures to help the whole family learn about what steps to take to ensure that everyone's home is fire-safe, so invest a few minutes, and learn how to BE SAFE!
You can improve Fire Safety in your home. Start by making a fire safety inspection of your home. Check your house, or apartment, room by room to see which of the following fire hazards you can find, then take action to correct them.
Why do I have to dial 9-1-1, can't I call the fire station direct and save time?
The 9-1-1 emergency system is designed to save valuable seconds. When you dial 9-1-1, the system routes the police or fire unit that is closest to your home. Fire stations are not properly equipped to take emergency calls and calling the station directly actually wastes response time.
What if I am not sure if there is a fire in my home, like an odor but no fire visible, or a spark in an appliance?
Do not be embarrassed to call for your Fire Department's assistance. Many Pleasantville firefighters are your neighbors, and we are here to serve. Call 9-1-1 and we will send out one (1) unit, either an engine company or ladder company (no lights or siren) to help you investigate. It is always better to play it safe.
I locked myself out of my house. Will the Fire Department assist me to gain access?
As a "service oriented" Fire Department, we will attempt to assist you in gaining access if you are locked out. Some new doors and locks sometimes make it harder for us to gain access to make entry without doing damage to a door or window. We will do our best to assist you. We can also help you if you are locked out of your vehicle.
A member of my family is disabled, what does he/she do during a fire?
Assure that you have a well-defined escape plan. Make sure that people who are confined to a wheelchair have immediate access to their wheelchair when an emergency occurs.
Will the Fire Department respond if my carbon monoxide detector activates?
Yes, but you must place a 9-1-1 call. The fire department will respond to test the air for carbon monoxide.
I called 9-1-1 for a medical emergency and fire apparatus came to my home.
Fire Department vehicles are fully equipped with first-aid and basic emergency medical response supplies, including defibrillators. Our firefighters are N.J. State Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Emergency Responders, just like the personnel riding the ambulance, trained to handle medical calls. The Fire Department will respond along with the Emergency Medical Service on all serious medical calls. Since our fire houses are in your neighborhoods, often we are the first emergency personnel to arrive.
Some informative sites to help keep you safe and healthy.
Please contact the appropriate offices regarding all forms.
Fire and EMS reports are available upon request whereas certain criteria must be met.
Fire Reports: Fee required: .25 per page.