Bureau of Fire Prevention

The Fire Inspection Office is located in the Township Annex Building, 10 Reeve Ave.  (White Building behind the Municipal Building)



The mission of the Haddon Township Bureau of Fire Prevention is to prevent fires and fire related injuries by enforcing the (New Jersey Uniform Fire Code & International Fire Code-NJ Edition) within Haddon Township. The primary responsibilities of the Bureau of Fire Prevention are:

  • Register & Inspect all structures/businesses within the Township, except owner-occupied residences,  for compliance with fire safety codes.
  • Inspect all homes for sale to ensure smoke detectors, carbon monoxide alarms, and fire extinguishers are installed and operating.
  •  Investigate all reported fires and explosions that occur within the Township.
  • Issue permits for certain activities for which they are required.
  • Conduct safety lectures and presentations.

The Fire Official and all Fire Inspector(s) are required to undergo extensive training to become a Certified Fire Official and/or Fire Inspector by the New Jersey State Division of Fire Safety. Additional training is also attended throughout the year in order to keep certifications current. Fire Officials and Fire Inspector(s) are required to re-certify every three years.
The Bureau of Fire Prevention is on call 24×7 for fire related emergencies in the Township. This office investigates all reported fires and explosions that involve loss of life, serious injury, destruction or damage to property. All fires that occur within the Township are reported to the National Fire Reporting System. This office also provides assistance to surrounding communities and mutual aid departments with investigating the cause of fires and fire code compliance.

LOCAL ENFORCING AGENCY FOR: Haddon Township (Westmont, West Collingswood Heights, West Collingsood Extension) & Audubon Park.

Office Phone & Fax

Office: (856) 854-1176 ext. 6269

Fax: (856) 854-8773


Mondays through Fridays during Normal Business Hours.

Inspections are performed on the above days during normal business hours, however appointments can be scheduled to accommodate our businesses if necessary. Please call the Fire Marshal’s Office to schedule.


Business owner letter

Time Extension Request

Fire Permit Requirements

Fire Permit Application

Business Registration Form

NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Test

Cooking Vendor Requirements

Tent Permit Conditions

Solar Panel Template

HT Outdoor and Open Burning Ordinance

Truss Building Identification Emblems

Co2 Beverage System

Fire Marshals

Fire Official / Investigator William Behnke                            FM-#15           Ext.# 6269        wbehnke@haddontwp.com
Fire Marshal / Investigator Ryan Sheppard                          FM-#15(A)           Ext.# 6276        rsheppard@haddontwp.com

Fire Departments and Ambulance Corps

Two Fire departments serve Haddon Township residents: Westmont Fire Company and the West Collingswood Heights Fire Company. For more information on each respective Fire Company, please visit their websites:


Westmont Fire Company

120 Haddon Avenue

Haddon Township, NJ 08108



West Collingswood Heights Fire Company

152 Nicholson Road

West Collingswood Heights, NJ 08057




Ambulance Corps

Two Ambulance Corps provide service to the residents of Haddon Township: Westmont and West Collingswood Heights, which each operate out of their respective volunteer fire companies.