New jersey newark nj fire department apparatus members of. View a fire dept photo, logo, contact info, map, volunteer info, mission statement, fire equipment, firefighters and statistics. To this day, multiple family dwellings are required to have hard wired smoke detectors as a result of senator caufields efforts. He also served on the east newark volunteer fire department for many years and was one of the youngest members of the n. The new jersey fire story, features historic protective. This web site has been created to bring awareness to the long and proud history of the paterson, new jersey fire department pfd, from its origin as a volunteer department in 1815, to its transition beginning in1886 to a totally paid department in 1895 and thereafter. Caufield, who would become the longest serving director of the newark fire department, placed an order for a wardlafrance gpm, 6 cylinder diesel powered pumper, the first of its kind for newark. The city of newark has approximately 44,000 residents in a square mile area. A smaller but no less significant local history of firefighting can be found in edison, n. Search by title word or phrase every collection described by the newark archives project the newark has a title. More information find this pin and more on newark memories by archie curtiss. This is a fraction of the total coverage of alameda county fire department which serves approximately 506 square miles with a daytime population of 384,000 people. The newark fire department built this renaissance revival station when the citys fire equipment was still horse drawn.
The goal is to both provide memories and education about the pfd, by using photographs, documents and narratives. He was a member and former trustee of the harrison east newark elks who will hold services at 7. During his tenure with the newark fire department, director caufield was elected to the new jersey state senate. One of the worst fires in the history of newark occurred on april 23, 1904. Fire chief rufus jackson fire division mission statement. Fire department dispatchers also answer 911 calls for several other local communities as well. The building was clear from other buildings on all four sides. He has also worked as a marketing assistant at wbgo in newark, nj. Hackensack fire department welcome to the city of hackensack, nj. He started in salvage and rescue before being made captain in 1967 at engine 11. With a population of 281,764 it is new jerseys largest city. Volume i of the newark fire department oral history the firehouse fraternity. One of four stations that served the central business district, it housed three companies. Deputy chief 1, battalion chief 3 and 6, engines 9, 15 and 28, trucksladders 5, 6, 7 and 11 and rescue 1, also a couple of ems and paramedics and newark police.
Included is an appendix containing the verbatim journal entries of twelve of the companies that responded to the fires and other emergencies handled by the nfd during the disturbances that july. Vic lardiere, ff russel schoemer and bc dom latorre lodd 1972 about this site is dedicated to all members past and present that served in the newark n. View the history of the companies, departments, unions, and more. I am a proud member of the newark fire department and also extremely proud to be the president of the biggest firefighters union in this great state, representing some of the bravest men that i have ever known. The historic new jersey, a trip to discover the hidden treasures of its cities, meet its people, and relive the past events that made history. Over the four days of rioting, looting, and property destruction, 26 people died and hundreds were injured. The stories told in this book will introduce you to how it felt and what members of the newark fire department did to get through that time. Newark fire department bulletin board this site is an unofficial page of the newark nj fire department the above stone is located in br. When word reached a nearby housing project, hundreds of residents made their way to the scene. The fire department has a long and fascinating history. Fire department history books history, photos and information. The paterson fire department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the city of paterson, new jersey.
The newark fire division is the largest municipal fire department in the state of new jersey. Whenever possible the project uses the title assigned by the repository where the collection is located. William was a veteran of the united states marine corps during the vietnam conflict. As one of the nations major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 282,090 in 2018, making it the nations 73rdmost populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. Begun in june 1991, the goal of the newark fire department oral history project is to record the views and experiences of members of the newark, new jersey fire department. Apply to safety director, operator, safety coordinator and more. Fire protection services are provided under contract with the alameda county fire department acfd. Rutgers, the state university of new jersey, an equal accessequal opportunity institution. Museum of the newark fire department historical association. He moved to the united states in 1940, where he joined his parents. My goal is to continue a proud tradition of being fair, as past presidents have done before me. The fire museum is coorganized with the newark fire department historical. The first company in elizabeth, protection steam fire engine company number 1. The book focuses on black fire fighters but also highlights one individual who was.
The history of the kansas city fire department kcur 89. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with rutgers web sites to. Newark archives project resources for newark history. The site includes membership information, announcements, and the texts of selected presentations given at nhs meetings. Shop for affordable fire department history books, and learn everything there is to know.
Wittick typewritten chronology of major events, general history of newark fire dept. Newark fire department historical association home facebook. As of 1943 hrs the newark fire dept is operating on new jersey interoperability communications system njics. The recorded history of essex county begins in 1666, when 30 connecticut families headed by robert treat arrived to establish settlement along the banks of the passaic river in what is now the city of newark. Art at the newark public library and historical overview of the newark public library and its collections virtual talk come watch a short talk from librarian nadine sergejeff about the history of the library and learn about its special collections. As one of the nations major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 282,090 in 2018, making it the nations 73rdmost populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in. Firemens hall, in the city of newark, new jersey, on thursday, the 22nd of may. Jacqueline jones is the only woman on the newark, new jersey, fire department. Technology, emergency management, fire prevention and life safety, fire signal system operations communications, firefighting, investigations, photography and media liaison, special operations. It is the mission of the newark fire division to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the city of newark during all emergencies and disasters, whether natural or manmade. Technology, emergency management, fire prevention and life safety, fire signal system operation communications, firefighting, investigations, photography and media liaison, special operations.
Every department get a complimentary digital version of the photos that can be made into prints for the firehouse or used on the departments website, facebook page, letterhead, tshirts ect. Barnabas medical center in livingston thursday night with wounds that werent considered lifethreatening, fello. In the encounter that followed, smith was arrested and beaten so badly that he was unable to walk into the precinct under his own power. The port authority of new york and new jersey made port newark the first container port in the nation. Gus was born on march 4, 1925, in murtosa, portugal. Rutgers university newark, new jersey institute of technology, and seton hall university expanded their newark presences, with the former building a brandnew campus on a 23acre 9 hectare urban renewal site. Deputy chief 1, battalion chief 3 and 6, engines 9, 15 and 28, trucksladders 5, 6, 7 and 11 and rescue 1, also a. Originally built in 1860 for engine eleven of newark, this engine was. Apparatus additions to newark nj gallery, monmouth county nj, and monroe county pennsylvania. Technology, emergency management, fire prevention and life safety, fire signal system operation communications, firefighting, investigations, photography and media liaison, special operations and. Growing up in the north ward of the city, assistant director raul malave knew that he was destined to become a public safety servant when, at the age of 7, his familys summer avenue home caught on fire. In the newark riots of 1967, the fear of black snipers.
Historical facts about the fire department, newark, n. On saturday, november 26, 1910, between nine and ten in the morning, a newark factory, standing at the corner of orange and high streets, caught fire. History of the elizabeth fire department elizabeth, nj. Article by mary alden hopkins published april 1911 mcclures magazine volume 36, number 6. Friday and past president of the ray graham association. Social functions in department facilities loitering and visitors use of apparatus leaving the city during duty hours or on official business personal use of department vehicles repair andor cleaning of noncity owned vehicles pets care of department property maintenance of fire department equipment fire alarm boxes. Newark, nj fire departments essex county, nj fire departments new jersey fire departments. City hall 920 broad street newark, nj 07102 973 7336400 973 9281238. Agostinho gus barbosa native of portugal who became community liaison for newark fire department and honored civic leader, gave generously of his life, his heart, and his capabilities, 93 on saturday, feb. Market and broad streets served as a center of retail commerce for the region, anchored by four flourishing department stores. The newark history society nhs, founded in 2002, presents public programs and encourages research on all aspects of newark history. Broad street today is the mecca of visitors as it has been through all its long history, newark merchants boasted, they come in hundreds of.
Apr 12, 2020 during his tenure with the newark fire department, director caufield was elected to the new jersey state senate. For centuries new jersey has been the site of significant political, social, industrial and cultural history. As an association our goal is to teach, preserve, and celebrate the history of the newark fire department. The newark riots, you are familiar with the fire department history of those troubled nights.
Bob served bravely as a fireman for the newark, nj fire department for 25 years. With a population of 146,199 paterson is new jerseys third largest city. The mission of the fire department is to protect the citizens of newark, their lives and their property, from the dangers of hazardous. See more ideas about newark new jersey, american history and emergency vehicles. Throughout the history of the paterson fire department, several fire companies have been disbanded due to departmental reorganization, budget, and. Agostinho barbosa obituary newark, nj the starledger. This riot occurred in newark, new jersey, between july 12 and july 17, 1967. The collection consists of research materials compiled by fire buff theodore ted vrana b.
The newark fire department is the largest municipal fire department in the state of new jersey. Some of the topics discussed are growing up in newark, becoming a fireman, everyday life in the firehouse, and experiences on the fire. Captain c was a loveable old codger who went by the book all the way. Mar 22, 2012 he was a member and former trustee of the harrison east newark elks who will hold services at 7. The 1967 newark riots was one of 159 race riots that swept cities in the united states during the long hot summer of 1967. Today, november 26, 2010, marks the 100th anniversary of the worst fire in newarks history. History of essex county, nj the county of essex, new jersey. Newark fire department historical association home. History of association nj state firemens association. The newark fire division provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of newark, new jersey. He was later promoted to battalion chief in 1981 and worked at battalion 5 before retiring in 1986. Caufield championed for extensive fire safety legislation.716 855 256 44 80 1450 702 965 723 1545 516 115 1209 734 561 1353 220 337 792 499 588 1401 1022 257 826 70 1445 872 1010 785 204 60 1116 656 461 1269