Emergency & Safety Services

The Department of Emergency and Safety Services is made up of the Princeton Emergency and Safety Servicesfollowing departments:

  • Bureau of Fire Safety
  • Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Department
  • Public Occupational Health and Safety

Our Mission

To provide community caretaking through prevention, education, preparedness, response, and recovery.

Department Functions

  • Code compliance through the Fire Bureau of Fire Safety and Bureau of Rental Housing Inspection. Ensure compliance regarding regulations consistent with nationally recognized good practice and enforcement of other New Jersey Uniform Fire Code along with local Housing and Fire Code ordinances
  • Direct emergency management operations, Facilitate the Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Foster coordination, planning, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery to better prepare the Municipality to respond to the needs of the community when faced with the effects of severe weather and other possible emergencies
  • Manage the Fire Department which includes the Princeton University Volunteer Firefighter program
  • Responsible for facilitating the Safety Committee. Coordinate safety compliance with all municipal departments. Act as the safety representative for Princeton on the Joint Insurance Fund