Local Enforcing Agency

  • The Bridgeton Fire Department, as the local enforcing agency, is responsible for enforcement of the Uniform Fire Safety Act within the City of Bridgeton, New Jersey.  Inspections are performed annually for life hazard and non-life hazards uses.  Permits are issued by the Fire Official.  All businesses within the City of Bridgeton must register with the Fire Prevention Bureau.

  • The Bureau of Fire Prevention is located at 15 Mayor Aitken Drive in Bridgeton.

  • Fire Safety Registration forms are available from the at the firehouse (1 Orange Street Bridgeton, New Jersey) or online throught the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety

  • Todd Bowen serves as the appointed fire official overseeing a staff of 3 fire inspectors, as well as 4 firefighters who also perform inspections.   Inspectors work varying schedules, so if you need to contact them utilize their email or contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention at (856)451-4250. The office is staffed every day from 9am to 1pm.

Fire Official

  • Chief Todd Bowen

  • Telephone (856) 451-0091

Deputy Fire Official

  • Captain Michael Hitchner

  • Telephone (856)451-4250



City of Bridgeton homeowners who need a smoke detector may contact the fire department at 451-0091 or stop by the firehouse to pick one up.