Monday, 13 January 2020 21:42

January 2020 Working Fires

Burlington County Central Reports the Following Work for January 2020:

01/01/20 1317 Hrs, 1390 Old Indian Mills Rd Shamong, Dwelling All Co’s in Service

01/12/20 0009 Hrs, 507 Meadowyck La Southampton, Dwelling All Co’s in Service

01/15/20 1631 Hrs, 102 Lois La Moorestown Twp, Dwelling All Co’s in Service

Tuesday, 07 January 2020 21:54

December 2019 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes from the December Meeting are attached.

Tuesday, 31 December 2019 20:01

2020 Meeting Schedule

BCFCA Meeting Schedule 2020

Thursday, 31 October 2019 15:04

Working Fire Guideline

Adopted 2004

Revised September 2, 2009


To develop Standard Minimum response criteria that will be comprised of both the minimum levels of manpower and apparatus that would be sent to all confirmed working structural fires throughout Burlington County.  That Standard is ultimately designed to enhance the safety of fire department personnel, while also improving the efficiency of operations, providing the Incident Commander with a guaranteed quantity of critical resources on each alarm.  To accomplish this, when necessary, a regionalized approach comprised of automatic aid from contiguous departments & communities, Grouped Task Forces, and / or Strike Teams will be utilized.  All of which have been selected and identified by the local department, or by the Chief County Fire Coordinator.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:43

Wildland Urban Interface Guidelines

Adopted June, 2006 – Revised March 12, 2008 

Purpose and Intent

  1. The purpose is to aid Fire Chiefs in the Pinelands area to develop six (6) WUI alarm assignments for their area by establishing a common framework throughout the County.  Alarm assignments should consist of six or seven pieces of apparatus per alarm. In some cases, the alarm size could change due to the population in their area.

  2. Backfilling of apparatus committed to the WUI shall be accomplished by the use of a Regional Cover assignment, utilizing established taskforces for this purpose.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 18:07

Water Tender Task Force Guideline

Revised June 14, 2006

Revised of 8/10/2016

Reviewed 2/1/2017

 Purpose and Intent

  1. A fire officer undertakes the responsibility of protecting lives and property in their community.  It is the intent of the Tender Task Force (TTF) Guidelines to make the job as easy as possible.

  2. When the TTF is requested, their job is to deliver a minimum of 1000 gallons per minute (GPM) of water in the quickest and safest way possible by obeying all motor vehicle laws.  It is very important that all apparatus in the operation be able to adapt with each other
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 14:22

Water Rescue Guideline


  1. It is the intent of this document to identify the resources available for response to waterway emergencies and develop organized response teams (in the form of strike teams) for specific types of emergencies.  Based on the size and capacity of the boats, several teams have been formulated to respond to rivers, creeks, lakes and streams.  Resources for ice rescue and other special operations have also been identified.

  2. The identified strike teams will be included on every jurisdiction’s response grid.  The strike team will be the preferred method of response when confirmation of a rescue and/or recovery has occurred,  and after exhausting local mutual aid responses.

  3. The development of appropriate strike teams was completed to prevent the ‘stripping’ of resources within a small geographic area.  In addition, two River strike teams have been developed which allows for an organized relief team to be dispatched when necessary.  In this manner, it is anticipated that the individual team members will practice and work together to become efficient in their operations.
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 13:45

Technical Rescue Guideline


  1. The purpose of this guideline is to establish a guideline for securing resources for response to incidents requiring a technical rescue capability.  Burlington County has limited technical rescue capability within the county and may require mutual aid to bring these types of incidents to a successful conclusion.
Thursday, 17 October 2019 20:55

Strike Team / Taskforce Leader Guideline


The purpose of this guideline is to establish Strike Team/Task Force Leaders to be used for both in and out of county responses.

This guideline will provide a basic experience and educational requirements to serve as a Strike Team/ Task Force Leader.


Thursday, 17 October 2019 19:25

Roadway Operations


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