District Fire Warden

Jonathan Ellis

District 8 Fire Warden


Scotch Plains Township is in District 8, Section 7, Division A of the New Jersey Forest Fire Service covering Scotch Plains, Mountainside, Watchung, North Plainfield and Berkeley Heights south of Route 78.  The District Fire Warden issues campfire permits and supervises a firefighting crew which includes seven nationally qualified wildland firefighters from Scotch Plains.  This crew is also eligible to be deployed to other states for a two week period as needed. Chief Ellis has been to Idaho, Utah and California.  County Fire Mutual Aid recently adopted a Wildfire Response Plan that was approved by the Forest Fire Service.

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