Fire Prevention

Through a Shared Service Agreement between the Township of Fredon and the County of Sussex, the Fire Prevention Bureau is now located and operating under the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office at 39 High Street, Newton. Please contact Virgil Rome, Sussex County Fire Marshall at 973-579-0380. The Fire Prevention Bureau is responsible for:

  • Enforcing the Uniform Fire Code of the State of New Jersey, the minimum fire safety code, which protects the lives and property of the State’s citizens
  • Conducting all fire and life safety inspections

Certificate of Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide/Fire Extinguisher Compliance Information


The State of New Jersey requires that you obtain a Certificate of Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide/Fire Extinguisher Compliance in order to sell, rent, or lease a home. It is the responsibility of the owner/seller to get this certification. Please click here for more information regarding the Certificate of Smoke Detector/Carbon Monoxide/Fire Extinguisher Compliance

Reflective Address Marker Signs

Have you ever wondered how easy or hard it would be to find your home in an emergency? In the dark? In a rainstorm? In a snowstorm? What about trying to find your house in hurry? Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services are dispatched by number & street name, not by owner’s name or third house on the left, white with green shutters…. Please don’t think that if your house is on fire it would be seen from the street! Many driveways in Fredon are long, with houses not fully visible from the street. And you certainly do not want the fire to be that big before the address is found. A group of mailboxes clustered together across the street only makes matters worse! All houses must be numbered with at least three inch high numbers, per Fredon Township Ordinances. Number signs are available from the Fredon Volunteer Fire Company for placement at the end of driveways. Numbers can also be purchased at your local hardware stores. Whichever you choose - please number the end of your driveway - in an emergency - seconds count! Click here for Reflective Address Marker Sign Order form.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Virgil Rome Sussex County Fire Marshall (973) 579-0380