The Cherry Hill Fire Police is a volunteer emergency service organization that provides traffic control and scene safety at emergencies and where specially requested. We use the latest in traffic control technology and ongoing training of our officers to ensure the flow of traffic around these incidents is as efficient as possible.
Fire police are specially trained officers under the direction of a fire department who perform police functions that can supplement or replace fire and police units, thereby allowing them to respond to other calls. This can effectively double the response capability of a town during peak call times.
Fire police services are regularly requested during storms for incidents such as wires down, flooding and road closures. We also respond to structure fires, malfunctioning traffic signals, hazardous materials incidents and other events where traffic and bystanders must be managed. We are also specially requested for large public events such as the annual July 4th celebration and fire prevention activities.
Our officers are trained by state certified instructors and receive over 15 hours of training in many areas including traffic direction and control, state laws governing fire police, crowd control, basics of the incident command system, radio procedure and more. This training occurs before the officer begins their field training period.
We respond from home by pager alert and can bring 5 marked vehicles, hundreds of cones, one variable LED message board, three LED flashing arrow boards, several dozen barricades and up to 15 officers within minutes of dispatch.
All of this comes at virtually no cost to the taxpayer since fire police officers are volunteers.
If you are interested in joining or supporting the Cherry Hill Fire Police, please see the appropriate link on the left side of the page.
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