All volunteers at NJ combination FD suspended

Woodbury Mayor Peg Sickel said the city is investigating the volunteers' credentials


Anthony G. Attrino
nj.com

WOODBURY, N.J. — Volunteer firefighters with the Woodbury Fire Department in Gloucester County have been suspended and are not responding to fire calls, according to city officials.

For now, the city’s fire marshal’s office and the paid staff of the fire department, along with firefighters from surrounding agencies, are handling emergency fire calls, according to the fire marshal’s office.

All volunteer firefighters at the Woodbury Fire Department have been suspended and had their authority to respond to emergency calls revoked. Mayor Peg Sickel said the city is looking into the volunteers' credentials.
All volunteer firefighters at the Woodbury Fire Department have been suspended and had their authority to respond to emergency calls revoked. Mayor Peg Sickel said the city is looking into the volunteers' credentials. (Photo/James Luebberman, Woodbury Fire Department)

6abc reported Mayor Peg Sickel sent out a letter notifying residents the volunteer crew is suspended and their authority to respond to emergency calls revoked until further notice. The report stated the qualifications of the volunteers is at issue.

Sickel said she has been requesting the members’ credentials to determine whether they qualify under current city ordinances, according to 6abc.

The mayor and other city officials have not responded to requests for comment on the matter.

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