TIMELINE OF THE BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS OF
FIRE DISTRICT No. 3
17-The resolution of establishing the creation of Fire District 3 is passed by Jackson Twp
6, 1956 - The first meeting of the newly elected Board of Fire Commissioners was held with
Board members M. Cymmerman, M. Klein, B. Hankins, T. Snider and W. Tietter. Burtes Hankins
was elected Board Chairman . A resolution is passed amending the January 17th ordinance
changing Fire District 3 borders and territory. The operarating budget was defeated and by
unanimous decision of the Board it was agreed to conduct no further business until next
years fire election. (Resolution Click
January 10- A budget was prepared by
the Board for vote on February 16th in the amount of $2,500
Hankins was re-elected Board Chairman and Ken Tietter replaced M. Cymmerman on the Board.
The budget of $2,500 was approved but won't be available until July. A motion was passed
that members of the Board would not receive pay compensation for their duties even though
State law allows it.
Hankins was re-elected Board Chairman and the budget of $2,500 was approved.
Hankins was re-elected Board Chairman and the budget of $3,000 was approved. A motion was
made that meetings will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Hulses Corner Rd
July 16- The board discussed
the Township ordinance creating a water company and allowing fire hydrants installation.
The fire district would be responsible for the cost of the hydrants at $125.00 a piece.
Because of the cost to the fire district taxpayers a letter was sent to the Township to
allow fire hydrants but the fire district would have the final say.
August 20- Board purchases
first air packs for the fire co. Discussion on purchasing land for a new firehouse
October 16- The Board,
concerned with the relationship with the fire co. in financial, ownership, maintenance and
legality of operations would contact the fire co membership to assume ownership of a GMC
pumper and pay rent in lieu of paying building expenses.
November 19- The Fire co was in accord
with the Boards planned relationship with the fire co and wanted to carry it to a fuller
extent. After further discussion the Board would look into making an offer to purchase all
fire equipment ( two trucks) for $12,000 and pay rental fee of $65.00 per month.
Hankins was re-elected Board Chairman and the budget of $3,000 was approved 50 to 1
November 17- After discussions
with the auditor and the Fire co about the Boards financial and legal relationship with
the Fire co., the Board offered to assume control of all fire equipment for a total of
$3,000.00, pay a rental fee to house the trucks of $300.00 a year, continue to pay the
mortgage and purchase new equipment.
December 31- The Fire co
approved the financial & legal relationship deal the Board offered on November 17th
Hankins was re-elected Board Chairman, C. Sturm replaces T. Snider on the Board. The
budget of $3,800 was approved.
Hankins was re-elected Board Chairman the budget of $4,400 was approved.
November 17- It was discussed
that the fire district ratable's would not pay for the extra fire protection needed for
the amount of building growth the fire district is experiencing. The Board unanimously
voted to hold an election for a $20,000 bond issuance to help pay for the extra fire
protection needed. The bond is to be used to purchase a pumper with a tank of not less
than 1,500 gallons and a pump not less than 500 gpm.
18- Burtes Hankins Board Chairman-Board established meeting dates of the 3rd
Monday of the month. Budget approved $9,300 40 Yes 2 No
28- Special meeting held to expedite bond issue to purchase badly needed equipment after a
disastrous wildfire that swept the district and Township.
15- Board assumed liability and purchase of all equipment in the fire district
22- Special meeting to open bids and awarded to H & H Tank Co. for $8,460.00 for a new
20- New tank truck in service
17-Burtes Hankins Board Chairman- Budget 18,900 approved 38 to 0
15- Discussion on switching from phone notification to purchasing electronic call system
upon passage of the budget
15-Ken Tietter Chairman -Budget of $25,900 passed 62 to 24
15- First Joint Board of Fire Commissioners of Districts 1,2,3 & 4 held a meeting to
discuss and implement new dispatching center at Jackson Police Department. Discussion was
held on further joint Board meetings and Township fire code.
21- Board purchased 34 plectrons
7- Bid awarded to Orr Mortars for $4611.00 for a utility truck
16- Discussed removing fire phones from members homes.
18-Bond approved for $34,000 for a 1,000 gallon pumper & equipment
19-Bid awarded to Hahn for 32,890.00 purchasing a 1,000 gpm pumper
21-Charlie Sturm- Board Chairman Budget $26,600 passed 136 to 38
21- Fire Chief Paul Loeser requested the Board to adopt a fire code. Board to contact
17- Discussion on acquisition of land from Jackson Water Utility in Robins Estates for
20-Chairman Sal Giliberti-Budget $28,275.00 approved 41 to 14
1- Joint Board meeting of Fire Districts 1 ,3, & 4 commenced to discuss the
establishment of the new fire code
21- Township and Board agree on a piece of land in Robin Estates for FD expansion. Fire
Code ordinance is being drafted for the August 28th
Township meeting. Board approves owning all equipment purchased by the fire police.
16- Township approved on 10/5 the new fire code and receive four names to appointment of
20- Board appoints Paul Loeser as the Fire Districts first Fire Inspector.
15- Township resolution was read granting a piece of property to the Board of Fire
19- Chairman George Leffler Budget $33,465 approved 23 to 3. Board received new property
deed in Robin Estates Hulses Rd
9- George Leffler resigns due to job transfer R Gibson is appointed Chairman
February 17- Chairman
Arnold Iverson. Budget $38,000 approved by 40 to 0
April 21- The Mack tractor and
trailer tanker is sold to Applegarth Fire Co for $250.00
August 18- Commissioners
discuss response to riots
August 26- Commissioners hold
special meeting to outline job specification for a new career firefighter
January 19- Richard Zimmerman
is hired temporarily as the Districts first career firefighter effective hire date of
March 16- Chairman Arnold
Iverson. Budget $40,250 approved 69 to 21 Bond proposition approved 74 to 21
April 20- Board approves preliminary
plans for new firehouse
June 29- Bids awarded for new fire
apparatus Larsen Ford (Chasis) Hahn Fire Apparatus (Body)
December 21- Paul Zimmerman is
hired to replace Richard Zimmerman as career firefighter
April 19- Chairman Arnold
September 28- Firefighter P.
Zimmerman is approved to beginning training as a Fire Inspector and begin fire inspections
February 21- Chairman Francis
Fay Budget $74,312 approved 25-0. Received property deed from Township for $10.00 at
Brewers Bridge Rd
March 11- Dominic Bussiculo
replaces Firefighter Zimmerman who resigned effective March 31st
February 19-Chairman Charles
Henry Budget $92,500 approved 12 to 7. Commissioners promote Firefighter Bussiculo to Fire
Inspector 2nd grade.. New firehouse progressing
March 19- Ocean County changes
fire apparatus ID numbers from 800 series to 400 series. District 3 is allocated 431 to
March 24- Bids received for
offices at new firehouse
June 2- Fire Prevention Bureau
to be established. Fire Inspector Bussicullo will be in charge
August 6- Board appoints
Richard Venni to a career firefighter position effective August 16th
August 20- Discussed purchase
of a 100' 1948 Seagrave Ladder truck for $11,000 and expansion of the Larsen rd firehouse
to house it
Tanker 439 responds to Kings
September 29- Joint Board of
Fire Commissioners of Fire District 2, 3 & 4 establish a Mutual Services Agreement
creating the Jackson Bureau of Fire Prevention of Fire District 2, 3 & 4. Paul
Baumgarten is appointed Fire Official
March 17- President Angelo
May 19- Frank Jankech
appointed as full time career firefighter
July 21- Ray Van Marter is
appointed full time career firefighter replacing firefighter Charles Smith who resigned .
Board appoint Bonnie brown as Administrative Clerk
March 16- President Angelo
Diange. Board excepts bids of purchase from the public for the following apparatus-
$530.00 for 1963 International and the 1977 Ford brush truck for $530.00. Board purchases
a Chevy Caprice7 vehicle for the Fire Inspector on state bid for $12, 138
December 31- Board of Fire
Commisioners express a desire to pullout of the Mutual Services agreement that established
Bureau of Fire Safety District 2, 3, & 4 with intention to hand over inspection to the
Ocean County Fire Marshals Office. Instead the Dept of Community Affairs inform the
Commissioners that Jackson Township would be next inline to assume L.E.A. responsibilities
if the district and fire department turn it down. Jackson Township Building Department,
already doing District 1 fire inspections, excepts LEA responsibilities in District 3 and
merges with District 1 to create Jackson Bureau of Fire Prevention District 1 & 3.
John Sodl is the municipal Fire Official for District 3.
May 10- Part time firefighters
Frank McDonnell and Gerard Moroney are appointed to full time career firefighter
positions. Firefighter Ken Byrnes is promoted to replaces District Administrator George
Wilson who resigned.
December 15- NJ Department of
Personnel requires all employees in the competitive division of career service that have
reached permanent status are classified under NJ DOP titles according to their duty and
responsibility. The NJ DOP classifies Ken Byrnes as Fire Chief, Firefighters-UFD John
Schoch, Frank McDonnell and Gerard Moroney, Administrative Clerk Bonnie Brown and
Assistant Administrative Clerk Shanon Zimmerman.
March 18- A resolution
authorizing part time fire inspection services from firefighters Frank McDonnell & Ken
Byrnes through an Interlocal Service Agreement with Jackson Township Building Department
is approved by the Township Committee.
December 27- Township
Resolution 24-99 amends the Township Fire Code creating Fire District 3 as a Local
Enforcement Agency of the NJ State Fire Code.
1- The Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety District 3 is formally re-established
within the Fire District 3. Chief Ken Byrnes
is appointed Fire Official- UFD and Firefighter-UFD Frank
McDonnell is appointed Fire Prevention Specialist UFD.
July 20- Chief
Byrnes is reclassification as Deputy Fire Chief-UFD.
New Jersey is in a State of Emergency and the Fire District is put on
Standby after the World Trade Center is attacked and sends rescue 5503
to the World Trade Center (Ground Zero) to assist in rescue operations.
Firefighter Gerard Moroney is activated by the NJ USAR (Urban Search and
Rescue) to respond and assist in the rescue operations at the World Trade
Center (Ground Zero).
March 4- Fire
Prevention Specialist Frank McDonnell is promoted to Fire Official- UFD.
All Jackson Fire Districts switch radio frequencies from low band
(33.80) to high band (508.1875)
Board enters into
an Interlocal Service Agreement with the Commissioners of Fire District 1
to provide two (2) firefighters to cover there station during daytime
All Jackson Fire
District 's switch from Jackson Police Dispatching to Ocean County Sheriffs
Dept as primary fire dispatch
District 3 Commissioners enter into an Interlocal Service Agreement with
District 1 Commissioners merging & establishing a Bureau of Fire
Safety Fire District No 1 & 3
Board authorizes Resolution promoting Deputy Chief Ken Byrnes to the position
of Fire Chief-UFD supervising career staff
October1- Chief Ken Byrnes
retires from the Fire District
December - Lt. Ed Moore is
promoted to Captain
July 1- Board of Fire
Commissioners of Fire Districts 2 & 3 sign an interlocal service
agreement merging both Fire Bureaus together. The merger
creates the Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety Districts 1 * 2 * 3.
being compiles by Fire Official Frank McDonnell any additions or errors
please contact me at (732) 928-1666x14 or