June 6, 2022 — Updated 9:50 p.m.
TUCKERTON BOROUGH, NJ (OCEAN)–According to the Tuckerton Fire Company the department received a letter from Tuckerton Borough about ceasing fire operations around 1:15 p.m. today. The Borough states in the letter that they are ordering the fire company to cease operations and remove Borough owned equipment because they are in receipt of a letter from the Division of Fire Safety stating that the Borough is not adequately protected by its volunteer fire company because of non-compliance with certain rules and standards. (See copy of letter below for more details).
A statement received tonight from Tuckerton Fire Company President Julio Cerrato said “At this point we have no more information available. The borough attorney advised the borough administrator not to release the letter from the NJ Division of Fire Safety until Tuckerton Borough Council has a chance to read and discuss it.”
Tuckerton Fire Department Facebook Page states: (this is an update to their Facebook post, since their original post)
As of about 1:15 this afternoon, The Tuckerton Fire Company is REMOVED FROM SERVICE.
See attached letter.
More details to follow as we determine what exactly is going on.
The Borough of Tuckerton has removed the fire apparatus from the firehouse without notifying us.
Talk about putting Tuckerton residents in danger, we get out for calls and are here for the residents of Tuckerton.
Any residents who would like to come out and express their support for the fire department can come to the special council meeting this Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the municipal building.
This is a developing story please check back for updates as they become available.
MidJersey.news has reached out to the Borough of Tuckerton for a statement and at time of publication has not received a reply.
MidJersey.news has reached out to a representative of the Tuckerton Fire Company and was told that they will be able to provide an update after the company meeting tonight.
Please check back for more details as they become available.