District Offices - 1621 Riverton Road Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Fire Marshal's Office

Cinnaminson Fire Depeatment, Fire Marshal’s Office is dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment from the devastation of fire.

Our focus and efforts foster a fire safe environment through engineering, education and enforcement.  We are responsible for providing fire and life safety inspections.

Fire Marshal

Dan Norman


1621 Riverton Road

Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Phone: (856) 829-5220

Fax: (856) 829-0284

FireFighter Inspector

Lee Park


1621 Riverton Road

Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Phone: (856) 829-5220

Fax: (856) 829-0284

Below are some safty Tips from our Fire Marshal's Office

Bedroom Safety

Always sleep with the bedroom doors closed. In the event of a fire, this will keep deadly heat and smoke out of bedrooms, giving you additional time to escape.

Testing Doors During A Fire

In a fire feel all doors before opening them. If a door is hot, get out another way.

In The Event of a Fire

Be aware that if a fire threatens your home, you should not place the call to emergency services from inside the home. It is better to get out and place the call to fire authorities from a safe location outside the home. In a fire, time is critical. Don't waste time getting dressed, don't search for pets or valuables. Just get out!

Try Battery-Powered Candles

To eliminate the risk of an open candle flame, use battery-powered candles whenever possible, especially when you combine candles with greenery or other decorations.

Selecting Correct Bulbs

Look inside the light fixture. Find a label that tells you which light bulb size (wattage) is right for the fixture.

Storing Your Grill

Never bring a barbecue grill inside your home or garage. This is both a fire and carbon monoxide poisoning hazard.

Testing Your Grill

Before using a gas grill, check the connection between the propane tank and the fuel line to be sure it is working properly and not leaking.

Placement of Grills

Place your grill at least 10 feet away from other objects, including the house and any shrubs or bushes.

Caring For Burns

If You Burn Your Skin cool it with running water. Do this right away. 

Storage of Flammable Items

Storing Matches, Lighters, and Candles

Store matches, lighters and candles up high, ideally in a locked cabinet, so young children can not reach them.

Young Children and Stoves

If you have young children, teach them to stay away from the stove. Put tape on the floor so they can see where the "no-kid-zone" is.

Stove Burners

Use back burners. Keep the pot handles turned towards the back of the stove.

Preventing False Alarms

Make sure your smoke alarm is away from the path of steam from bathrooms and cooking vapors from the kitchen. These can cause a “false alarm” when the alarm goes off but there is not a fire.

Smoke Rises

Smoke rises, so smoke alarms should be mounted high on walls or ceilings. Ceiling-mounted alarms should be installed at least four inches away from the nearest wall. Wall-mounted alarms should be installed four to 12 inches away from the ceiling.

Interconnected Smoke Alarms

If you can, get "interconnected" smoke alarms. When one alarm goes off, they all sound. This means the alarm near you will go off sooner. It gives you more time to get your family outside to safety.

Age of Smoke Alarms

If your smoke alarms are more than 10 years old, get new smoke alarms.

Replace Smoke Alarm Batteries

Put a new battery in your smoke alarms twice a year. When you change you clocks change your batteries. Put in a new battery if your alarm makes a "chirping" sound. This means the power is low.

Test Smoke Alarms

Test your smoke alarms once a month. Push the test button until you hear a loud noise.

Candle Safety

Always use stable candle holders. If possible, use a hurricane glass to protect the open flame.

Appliance Safety

Unplug toaster ovens, coffee makers and other small appliances after using them. Also, don't plug in too many appliances at once.

Cooking Safety

Wear short sleeves or roll up your sleeves before you start to cook. This will keep your clothes from catching on fire.

Types of Smoke Alarms

There are two kinds of smoke alarms – photoelectric and ionization. If possible, get some of each kind or buy "combination" smoke alarms that have both types of sensors.

Alarms On Every Floor

Make sure there is a smoke alarm on every floor of your home, especially where people sleep. This includes the basement. If possible, put an alarm inside every bedroom too.

Positioning Smoke Detectors

Don't install smoke alarms near windows, doors, or ducts. They will not work right in these places.