District Offices - 1621 Riverton Road Cinnaminson, NJ 08077

Cinnaminson Fire District 

The Board of Fire Commissioners of Cinnaminson Fire Department of Cinnaminson, N.J., herein referred to as the Board, has established a goal to provide the best fire protection possible to residents and those who work and travel in the fire district.  This protection is financed by the taxpayers of Cinnaminson. Every effort will be made to provide service in a cost effective manner. Fire Prevention is the first step in providing safety for our residents and businesses. The mission of education, inspection and enforcement is provided by the Bureau of Fire Prevention.  The Board supports and staffs this important program so that hazards leading to fires can be eliminated.

Cinnaminson Fire District Commissioners


Chairman- Frank Ellison, Jr.

Vice Chairman- Roger Butler

Clerk- Robert Steel

Treasurer- Richard L. Dietrich
Deputy Treasurer/Deputy Clerk- Frank D. Ellison


Fire District Commission Chair

Frank Ellison, Jr.

District Office Hours of Operation 

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday 8-4:30


1621 Riverton Road

Cinnaminson NJ 08077

Business Phone: (856) 829-5220

Frank Ellison, Jr. •  Chairman
Frank and his wife, Martha, have been residents of Cinnaminson Township for over 40 years. They are the proud parents of two grown children who attended Cinnaminson Public Schools.


He is a self-employed independent contractor in the sales and distribution of personal safety equipment for over 30 years, working with safety directors and industrial hygenists toward compliance in the workplace. Previous employment was in management for a large electrical device manufacturer. Frank has volunteered his time in various positions within the CinnaminsonPAL, and previously served in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia, PA, and attended Temple University.

Roger Butler • Vice Chairman

This is Roger’s second time serving as Commissioner. After his first three terms, he stepped away for four years and last year reran to rejoin the Commission. Roger has been a resident of Cinnaminson for 15 years and currently works as the Barclay group In Insurance where he has earned his Certified Insurance Counselor designation and is also Vice President. In addition, he serves as Secretary to The PIA NJ Board of Directors and is working his way to President. Roger has volunteered his time with various organizations including the Food Bank of SJ and Angel’s closet in Pitman.



Robert Steel • Clerk

Bob is a 42-year volunteer veteran of the Cinnaminson Fire Department having started his career in 1978. Bob started out as Fire police for the first year then became a Fire Fighter after attending fire school. Bob worked his way up through the ranks and has served Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief, and now is currently on the Board of Fire Commissioners. Bob also served as chairman of the Board of Directors in the Fire Department, and held the position of Deputy Fire Marshal. Bob works for the Navy in the Asset Protection and Pollution Prevention Division, as a Mechanical Engineer. Bob has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University, is a Certified Tool & Die Maker, an AWS Certified Welding Inspector, and a Licensed Fire Instructor and Inspector with the State of New Jersey.


Bob is married with a family, his wife Diane, daughter Jessica, and son Jeffrey.



Richard L. Dietrich • Treasurer

Rich was first elected Fire Commissioner in 2006 and is happily married and the father of one adult son who previously was a volunteer of the Cinnaminson Fire Department.  Rich is a self-employed accountant who retired from the Federal government in the year 2000.  After retirement, Rich served over nine years as a nationally recognized independent financial consultant related to a Federal grant program throughout our nation. He is also a veteran of the US Army infantry having served in West Berlin, Germany during the late 1960s.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Philadelphia College Textiles and Science (now known as Philadelphia University) with a major in accounting. Rich’s goal is to maintain a very high quality of fire service to his community with a dedication to the highest level of financial accountability.

Frank D. Ellison •  Deputy Treasurer/Deputy Clerk
Frank and his wife, Kate, moved to Cinnaminson in 2013 where they are currently raising their two daughters Hadley and Lily.  Frank was born and raised in Cinnaminson, is a graduate of Cinnaminson High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Rider University with a major in accounting.  He is a career banking professional with over 20 years of experience in commercial lending, relationship and portfolio management, compliance, risk management and credit review.  He is a volunteer coach with Cinnaminson soccer, basketball and baseball youth organizations.

  Admin/Business Manager- Jean Dietrick