About Us

 

Morristown has had career firefighters since 1867. On June 15,1929 the career division of the Morristown Fire Department was chartered into the NJ State Fireman's Mutual Benevolent Association (FMBA) as Local 43. FMBA Local 43/243 is now comprised of 30 full-time career firefighters (many who are also Emergency Medical Technicians and/or Fire Inspectors) who proudly serve the people of the Town of Morristown,  New Jersey.

 

The Morristown Fire Department Career Division operates 4 tours with 5-8 firefighters on duty and staffs  2 engines, 1 ladder, 1 ambulance, 1 command vehicle and 1 heavy rescue (paid for by the Department of  Homeland Security)

 

After the events of September 11, 2001, law makers realized how at risk the New York Metropolitan Area was, and started the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). The UASI program is federally funded by the Department of Homeland Security, to protect  U.S. urban areas most prone to potential terrorist attacks.  Morristown was selected to participate in this program and took delivery of a heavy rescue unit. This apparatus also serves as the primary responding unit for all in-town rescue calls. Technical training is provided to the career staff in urban search and rescue, building collapse, trench, and heavy rescue techniques.

 

During 2012, we responded to more than 1,950 calls for assistance. The nature of these calls included; structure and vehicle fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, lockout assists, elevator entrapments, troubled aircraft landings, fire & carbon monoxide alarm investigations and more.

   

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Next Union Meeting:
First Thursday of the Month

1930 hours

Trustees meet at 1900 hrs.

 

 

   

 

Morristown Fire Fighters Locals #43 & 243
161 Speedwell Avenue
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
Copyright 2013