New Line Officers for 2015

Hello Jefferson Twp 2015 is here and its time to announce the newly elected officers and they are as follows-

  • Chief – Guy Bakera
  • Asst. Chief – Gerry Brown
  • Captain – Rich Boonstra
  • Lieutenant – Kevin Deblasio
  • 1st Engineer – Raymond Cabrera Sr
  • 2nd Engineer – Jeremy Reed
  • 3rd Engineer – Dave Wetzel
  • 4th Engineer – Evan Woods

JTFD1 would like to give thanks to our 2014 officers for a great job and keeping the residents of Jefferson Twp safe.

Thank you and be safe in 2015.

Big Thanks to Service Concrete

Thank you to Service Concrete for your generous donation for our dumpster pad.




Cozy Lake Rd Brush Fire Sat April 19th

JTFD1 responded to multiple reports of a brush fire near Davenport and Cozy lake Rd. Upon arrival there was a very large section of the wooded area on fire. NJ Forest Fire Service was dispatched to assist as well and later turned over to them to put the remainder of the fire out with multiple air drops with a helicopter that lasted most of the day.

No businesses or homes were affected.

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The fire began at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday

April 5th and was quickly knocked down by all responding units.

There were no human  injuries and the fire did not appear to be suspicious. The incident is currently under investigation.

Responding units were Company1, Company2, West Milford Co2, and Standby from Sparta.


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Fire at Sars Auto Salvage Yard

At about  7 p.m. on Saturday, JTFD1 was dispatched for a brush fire at Ackerson field and found the fire was actually located within Sar’s Auto Wreckers located on Schoolhouse Road. Jefferson Twp. Fire Co. 1 and 2 and the Milton First Aid Squads initially responded for the second request after a working fire was confirmed, but the fire quickly spread to the vehicles and tires stored on the property.

Fire hydrants in the area could not keep up with the demand for water and tankers from surrounding towns were requested through the Morris County and Sussex County Fire Coordinators to set up water shuttles to fight the blaze.

Tankers and apparatus from 25 + different municipalities responded to assist in fighting the fire as well as the office of emergency management.

Firefighters, township officials, DPW, Police and many people from all over worked all night; and while the fire was under control by 8 a.m. on Sunday, a large pile of tires continued to burn. Fire operations were reduced at around 6 p.m. Sunday but the tires re-ignited at about 9 p.m. and tankers from surrounding towns had to be called back to the scene. Fire operations were finally completed at 5pm Monday.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Many thanks to so many people who stopped by the firehouse to give food, drinks and many misc items to assist all the firefighters as well as Ladies Auxiliary from Co1 and 2 as well as the mutual aid.  People, have helped in so many ways  – Thank you

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