Bureau of Fire Prevention

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About the Bureau

The Edgewater Fire Prevention Bureau is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 


We consist of the Fire Official, 6 part-time inspectors and 2 full time fire clerks and are located at the Edgewater Fire Headquarters 838 River Road.


Our fire inspector's regular duties consist of enforcement of the State of New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, which includes:

  • Fire investigations
  • Investigation of complaints
  • Public education
  • Regular fire inspections
  • Smoke detector/carbon monoxide compliance

Edgewater Bureau of Fire Prevention Registration Form
 Inspector Training

 All fire inspectors are Certified by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and attend numerous continuing education seminars and training classes for fire inspector in addition to their required fire department training. All inspectors are certified in Arson / Fire Investigations and attend retraining on a regular basis.


Needs Assistance

Ask about our totally free of charge Needs Assistance Program or TOT Finder Program if someone you know is incapable of exiting their home in an emergency due to age, illness, etc.

Special Needs Assistance Online Form


Our Department Fire Clerks,Elaine Meagher and 

 Peggy Ferry are available to assist the public with: 

  • All fire permit applications
  • Answer any questions or direct them to a Fire Inspector
  • Lock Box applications
  • Request for records must be done through an OPRA
  • Scheduling of appointments must be done with the Inspector or Fire Official.

You may reach  Elaine Meagher at 201-943-1700, ext. 4116 or Peggy Ferry

at ext. 4115 during normal working hours or through our Police Department during off hours at 201-943-2201. 

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