• 609-743-8570
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



View the benefits and how to join and be apart of the organization.


Meetings & Events

Get instructions and view the schedule for our virtual membership meetings.



Visit our online store to purchase NJ State Fire Chief's Apparel.


5 Trumpet Newsletter

News, board member notes, meet the chiefs, announcements.




The NJ State Fire Chiefs Association's
"Leading With A Purpose"
2023 Convention Seminar

For More Information & Registration

The New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association proudly presents Chiefs Mike Terpak and Aaron Heller at our 2023 "Leadership With A Purpose" Convention Seminar in Wildwood. Date: Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Location: Wildwood Convention Center. Chief Terpak and Chief Heller are internationally recognized for taking their experience on the streets to the classroom. This program is for anyone who may serve in a leadership position Members are $25.00, and $40.00 for non-members. To register: https://bit.ly/3NNB10E DFS CEU's applied for. We look forward to seeing you in Wildwood! Any questions - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chief Mike Terpak - Fire Ground Anticipation: This seminar is a MUST for every current or future fire officer! Fire Ground Size-Up, or the lack of it, is a consistent series of factors that leads to the success or failure of an emergency incident. Based on the new text, Fire Ground Size-Up ? 2nd. Edition, this program is designed to enhance your anticipative skills

Chief Aaron Heller  - You?re In the Big Leagues Now: The minute we take the oath of office as a member of our respective fire department we are stepping into the big leagues. Our residents, visitors, and our own personnel expect and deserve a professional attitude and performance whether career, volunteer, or any combination. Unfortunately, most organizations fail to provide more than SOP?s, tactical training , or ?check the box? training. The peaks and valleys of a fire service career can be managed when we understand the individual challenges we face both in the firehouse and at home. This program walks the attendee through the journey from probationary firefighter to chief of department. Chief Heller provides time-tested examples of how to make a positive impact, and leave your positive mark on your department while advancing through the ranks.  

Any questions at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



“The Mission and purpose of the New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Association is :
To provide visionary leadership for chief fire officers and fire departments in New Jersey.
To provide support and resources to chief officers through education, exchange of ideas, and
knowledge in:
● Fire Prevention
● Fire operations
● Fire Administration
● Firefighter health, wellness, and safety
a. Advocate before, as well as partner with governmental bodies on matters impacting the work,
and health of New Jersey chief fire officers, firefighters, and the public.
b. Promote professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, pride, and leadership among and
New Jersey fire associations, chief fire officers, and fire departments.
c. Support New Jersey fire officers and fire departments in their efforts to build and strengthen
relationships with the communities they serve.
d. Promote professional development for the leaders of NJ Fire & Emergency Services.
e. To advocate on behalf of the NJ Fire and Emergency Services
f. The discussion and dissemination of methods of Prevention and Suppression of fires.
g. To give attention to such other matters as the Fire Service shall, from time to time, bring
before it
for discussion and possible action.
h. The promotion of social and fraternal fellowship.”

Recent News


Greetings, Esteemed Members, First of all, I would like to thank all of you who supported me in becoming the 39th president in the 117th year of our esteemed organization. It is my goal to build on all the work that outgoing President Bill Smith accomplished in his two years as president. And he did it during a pandemic! I am engaged and committed ...

Continue reading

We are all familiar with the concept of coaching in the fire service. An officer or a seasoned fire- fighter ensures that we are technically proficient in a firefighter, rescue, or ems skill. That helps us to gain a high degree of technical expertise which enables us to perform various on-scene tasks that will make us safer and more likely to achie...

Chief Robert Morris joined the Lakehurst Fire Department in 1976 serving as Fire Chief for over 20 years. Today he serves as the Ocean County Fire Coordinator for Zone 4, does consulting work, and is an adjunct faculty member of Stockton University where he earned his doctorate in Organizational Leadership. His main areas of interest today in the f...

The Association's Annual Meeting took place on Thursday September 15, 2022 at the Wildwood Convention Center, Wildwood, New Jersey. President William Smith kicked off the meet- ing at 1:00 p.m. The meeting was well attended. There was a full agenda for this meeting as Scholarship Awards and Valor Awards were presented. In addition, there were elect...