Bureau Of Fire Prevention

The Gloucester County Fire Marshall Has Been Appointed To Handle All Fire Marshall Issues On Behalf Of East Greenwich Township.

Fire Marshal

Edward J. Johnson

(856) 307-7137
(856) 307-6621

Deputy Fire Marshals

Charles Murtaugh
Thomas Mason


East Greenwich Fire Company

(856) 423-6916
(856) 423-5772
5 West Cohawkin Road, Clarksboro, NJ 08020

Mount Royal Fire Department

(856) 423-0140
5 Mantua Road, Mt Royal, NJ 08061

Our Fire Marshals

County Fire Marshal

Edward J. Johnson


Deputy County Fire Marshal

Thomas W. Mason Sr.


County Fire Investigator

Jack DeAngelo


Deputy County Fire Marshal

Charles D. Murtaugh


County Fire Investigator

Len E. Clark


County Fire Investigator

Jay C. Jones


Mission Statement

The Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office was created by resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and is part of the Department of Emergency Response.

The Fire Marshal’s Office acts in an advisory capacity to all of the fire companies, fire officials and fire inspectors in Gloucester County.

This office conducts. investigations into the origin and cause of all fires and assisting with local fire officials, fire marshals and the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office in the elimination of fire hazards that threaten the citizens of this county.

Duties & Responsibility

Determine the origin and cause of all fires and provides reporting and record retention of incidents within the county involving fire investigations.

Assist local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies with the investigation and prevention of all suspicious or incendiary fires.

Accept the responsibility to be the local enforcing agency for a municipality under the New Jersey Uniform Fire Act, if requested to do so by ordinance of that municipality. The County Fire Marshal’s Office currently is the LEA (Local Enforcing Agency) for the Borough’s of Newfield, Woodbury Heights and Swedesboro, along with the Township’s of Woolwich, East Greenwich, and South Harrison.

Act as the county enforcing agency under the New Jersey Uniform Fire Act and performs fire safety inspections of all County owned and leased buildings.

Assist municipalities with interpretation of the New Jersey Uniform Fire Code, if needed.

Offer assistance to families, mental health agencies, units of government, including law enforcement for the intervention in juvenile fire setting incidents and administers the county juvenile fire-setter program.

Provides for the public awareness for the prevention and elimination of all fire hazards.