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Director Kenneth A. Douglas
The Orange Fire Department responds to the building fires, smoke conditions, vehicle and brush fires, electrical and water emergencies, vehicle accidents and extrications, hazardous materials problems, medical emergencies and mutual aid calls to neighboring communities. Every fire is investigated for cause and origin. If arson is suspected, the Bureau works closely with the local police and the Essex County Prosecutor's office to determine the cause.
The Fire Code mandates periodic inspections of all commercial, industrial, and office buildings in the community. Residents may request an inspection of their premises to determine whether a fire hazard exists. All new construction, including renovations and additions, are inspected by a Fire Prevention Specialist before a Certificate of Occupancy is issued.
A Fire Prevention Specialist will conduct a comprehensive examination of the dwelling and prepare a list of recommendations to reduce the possibility of fire. Upon resale, and upon rental, all dwellings are inspected for required smoke detectors, as required by State law.
About the Director: Kenneth M. Douglas
Director Kenneth M. Douglas joined the City of Orange Township's Fire Department (OFD) on January 1, 2015 serving as the Acting Director. He was later confirmed as the township's official Director on March 1, 2015. In May 2014, Director Douglas graduated with High Honors/ Magna Cum Laude, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Service; both awarded by Rutgers University. He was inducted into Phi Alpha-Alpha (National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration) and Phi-Theta Kappa Honor Society. Currently, his pursuing a post graduate studies from Rutgers University, and he is a candidate for a Master's of Arts Degree in Public Administration.