FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, September 14, 2017


New Jersey Division of Fire Safety Recognizes Cape May County with Special Recognition Award

Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Division of Fire Safety today announced that it recognized Cape May County with a Special Recognition Award for its full participation in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS).  The award, which was accepted by County Fire Marshal Conrad Johnson, was presented to all fire departments in Cape May County for their 100 percent compliance record in the NFIRS program.   

Many representatives from fire departments throughout Cape May County were on hand for the award presentation during the meeting of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission held at Wildwood Crest Fire Department Headquarters. 

“We commend Cape May County for recognizing the importance of the NFIRS program – demonstrated through their full reporting of fire incidents,” said Acting Director and State Fire Marshal Louis Kilmer. “This information, which is made available to the public, allows fire officials around the state to make the best decisions about fire prevention.”

The National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) is a reporting standard that fire departments use to uniformly report on the full range of their activities, from fire to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to equipment involved in the response. 

All departments throughout New Jersey are strongly urged to participate in NFIRS so that an accurate and complete picture of challenges faced by the State’s fire service can be obtained.  The data is compiled and organized by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety and published in the annual “Fire In New Jersey” statistical reports.

The Division of Fire Safety serves as the central fire service agency in the State. The Division is responsible for the development and enforcement of the State Uniform Fire Code, as well as for implementing public education and firefighter training programs.

For more information, visit the Division of Fire Safety at



Tammori Petty
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