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Nearly two weeks ago, Washington Township was slammed with the most
devastating windstorm in decades. Trees were uprooted, split and strewn across neighborhoods, backyards and streets. Property damage tolls were enormous. Washington Township first responders secured our streets and public areas.
Now we struggle with the clean up. There are 10,000’s of tons of yard waste at our curbsides. Most of the yard waste is in the form of partial trees, large branches and heavy logs.
Our public works department has 12 men and women on the job to service the Township – and they have worked overtime, everyday to remove debris.
Because of our limitations, the Township has begun to dispatch private crews to pick up debris. These street crews are limited because of private demand from homeowners.
Nevertheless, the Township has been slowly securing private contractors to help with the cleanup.
We are asking all residents to please be patient and to help by cutting the trees into manageable pieces. Our process is only beginning and will take time.
The Township will be focusing on large pieces and branches. We ask that you assist by bagging and sweeping up small debris. 
We will focus on obstructions first and those that comply with our regulations: pile must be cut into manageable pieces for removal. 
Please ensure that intersections are not blocked and that motorist can see as they enter an intersection.
When your neighborhood is scheduled for clearing, you should receive a telephone call the night before. All vehicles should be removed from the streets, so damage does not occur to any vehicles and the crews can work quicker.
Removal crews will make one round through a neighborhood and move onto the next. We understand that residents will move more yard waste to the curb, but new debris will have to wait for the second round of cleanup.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.




Happy 4th of July from ALL the Firefighters of the Washington Township Fire Department. BE SAFE!



State Law Prohibits Every Firework Type Except Caps

 State Law Prohibits Every Firework Type Except Caps 

The Washington Township Fire District would like to pass along an informative message from the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Office of Safety Compliance: 

Once again, we are entering the fireworks season and we would like to acquaint you with New Jersey's Fireworks Laws. 

New Jersey's laws on fireworks, N.J.S.A. 21:2-1 et seq. and N.J.S.A. 21:3-1 et seq., are very restrictive. In some states, fireworks are permitted to be sold to, and used by, the public. However, in New Jersey, only paper or plastic caps for use in toy guns are legal. 

Sparkler and novelty items, such as cigarette loads, trick matches, trick noise makers, smoke grenades, toy propellants, snaps & pops, poppetts and champagne poppers, as well as firecrackers, roman candles, rockets, etc., are all illegal in this state. Do not be fooled by a salesperson who tries to tell you that they are authorized to be sold by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, or are sold by mail order houses, or are permitted to be sold in other states, or are permitted to be shipped by the U.S. Department of Transportation. 

To repeat - the only fireworks that can legally be sold and used in New Jersey are paper and plastic caps for toy cap guns

The Fireworks Laws are jointly enforced by municipalities and the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The law states that the sale or possession of fireworks, with intent to sell, is a crime of the fourth degree. Any person found guilty of possessing fireworks, including sparklers, with the intention of selling them, can be fined up to $7,500 and/or imprisoned up to 18 months. Any person found using fireworks illegally can be fined up to $500 and/or imprisoned for up to 30 days. 



4 Firefighters Graduate Fire 1

Thursday, June 18, 2015  Wednesday June 17th 4 Washington Twp Firefighters Graduated the Fire 1 program @ Camden County Fire Academy. Nick Ditullio Station 10-2, Nick Esposito, Joe Brown and Nicole Domingo Station 10-3 Nicole Domingo received the James Sylvester Award.

L to R Capt Garagoso Nick Ditullio Battalion Chief Reisenwitz District Deputy Chief Weitzman

L to R Capt Garagoso Nick Ditullio
      Battalion Chief Reisenwitz District
      Deputy Chief Weitzman

L to R District Deputy Chief Weitzman Nicole Domingo Nick Esposito Joe Brown

L to R District Deputy Chief Weitzman
      Nicole Domingo Nick Esposito Joe Brown


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