year, Forest Fire Service firefighters and equipment respond
to over 1,600 wildfires. These wildfires damage forests
and other natural resources, as well as threaten people's
lives and improved property. Statistics show that 99%
of all wildfires in New Jersey are caused by people, either
accidentally or intentionally.
Since arson continues to be the leading
cause of wildfires in New Jersey, please report any
suspicious activities to your local Forest Firewarden
or local police.To report a
wildfire, call 911 or contact
your local Forest Firewarden.
more about what you can do to be fire wise visit:
Information for Local Firefighters:
Excess Personal Property (FEPP)
The FEPP Program refers to the United States Forest
Service owned property that is loaned to State Foresters
through a cooperative agreement for the purpose
of wildland and rural firefighting.
Fire Assistance (VFA)
The VFA is a United States Forest Service Grant
Program administered by all 50 State Forest Fire
Protection Agencies to provide funding to organize,
train, and equip fire departments in rural areas
and rural communities.
- Community Wildfire Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program
This NJ Forest Fire Service grant program delivers National Fire Plan funding directly to organizations on a local level.
Applications for these grants are available
for you to download as a pdf file, simply click on the
applications above. To view these applications, you
either need PDF viewer enabled in your Internet application
or Acrobat Reader on your computer. Most people have
a copy of Reader somewhere on their computer but you
may download the newest version FREE at the Adobe
of New Jersey's
Equipment Use 6%
Debris Burning 4%
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