The Department of Fire is administered and operated by the Fire Director. The Fire Director shall be the Chief Executive and Chief Administrative Officer of the Department of Fire.
The Department of Fire shall have the primary responsibility of organizing and administering the scope and method of fire protection in the Township of Rockaway. It shall be the overall umbrella department to the Township to coordinate and administer the relationship, roles, duties and obligations of the Rockaway Township Fire Department and various individual fire companies that comprise the said Fire Department.
The Department of Fire and the Rockaway Township Fire Departrment are two separate entities; the Rockaway Township Fire Department has the primary function to provide the personnel and equipment resources to fight fires in the Township through various fire companies designated in the Township Code