Fire Police DO NOT EXIST IN EVERY STATE of the the United States but do exist in the below States including but not limited to:

Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Maine, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

They must take an oath of office and be sworn in by a municipal clerk or official, mayor, magistrate, judge, sheriff or justice of the peace - depending upon jurisdiction and local authorizing laws. At fire service incidents, fire police assume either the full or necessary powers of a police constable.

Some texts list Burlington County, New Jersey as forming one of the first fire police units. Laws in New Jersey State code as early as the 1850s supported fire police in their duties.

Fire Police are volunteer fire company members who based upon their  jurisdictional authority, receive sworn police powers, special training, and support firefighting efforts at emergency incidents. In addition to securing firefighting equipment, incident and fire scenes, and the station itself, fire police perform traffic and crowd control. In some jurisdictions, fire police are exterior firefighters and may be called upon at fire scenes to perform any of the duties of an interior firefighter except those that require a self-contained breathing apparatus. On occasion, fire police also assist regular police: they perform road closures, traffic control, crowd control at public events, missing persons searches, parade details, salvage, security, and other miscellaneous tasks as requested. 

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Donation Policy

Donations are always accepted and welcomed. Donations do not just include monetary or physical items, but can be photos, both in digital and print form and stories. Any donation of fire police memorabilia to help keep the collection moving forward and passing the history of fire police to all of those who view this website is greatly appreciated.  This free use website is created for collectors, historians officers, both active and retired as well as their family members to view and possibly bring back memories of when these items would have been worn.

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All donations go directly towards cost of maintaining, promoting and building of this website.  Additional funding if obtained will be used to procure additional fire police memorabilia, 


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