Fire Marshal

Gloucester County Fire Marshal
212 County House Rd    
Clarksboro, NJ 08020
856-224-8284 Fax

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Chief County Fire Marshal (CFM1)
Shawn Layton

Deputy County Fire Marshal (CFM2)
Jay Hauss

Deputy County Fire Marshal (CFM3)
George Huston

Deputy County Fire Marshal (CFM5)
Dan Hauss

Deputy County Fire Marshal (CFM6)
Steve Smith

Gloucester County Fire Services Director (5804)
James Schmidt

Gloucester County Fire Services Deputy Director (5805)
Michael Gallagher

The Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office was created by resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and is part of the Department of  Emergency Response. The county fire marshal shall: act in an advisory capacity to all of the fire companies in the county, conduct or assist in, when requested by the incident commander or fire chief of the department having jurisdiction, investigations pertaining to the cause and origins of fires, conduct or review studies pertaining to the elimination of fire hazards and, subject to the approval of the board of chosen freeholders, have authority to enforce the provisions of the "Uniform Fire Safety Act," P.L.1983, c.383 (C.52:27D-192 et seq.).

Some of the duties of the Gloucester County Fire Marshal's Office are as follows:

  • Assist local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies with the investigation and prevention of  all suspicious or incendiary fires.
  • Accept the responsibility to be the local enforcing agency for a municipality under the New Jersey Uniform Fire Act, if requested to do so by ordinance of that municipality.  The County Fire Marshal's Office currently is the LEA (Local Enforcing Agency) for the Borough's of Newfield, National Park, Paulsboro and Swedesboro, along with the Township's of Elk, Woolwich, East Greenwich, South Harrison and Clayton
  • Act as the county enforcing agency under the New Jersey Uniform Fire Act and performs fire safety inspections of all County owned and leased buildings.
  • Assist municipalities with interpretation of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, if needed.
  • Offer assistance to families, mental health agencies, units of government, including law enforcement for the intervention in juvenile fire setting incidents and administers the county juvenile fire-setter program.
  • Provides for the public awareness for the prevention and elimination of all fire hazards.