Metro-New Jersey by Ron Jeffers

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face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Photos by Ron Jeffers

The Metro New Jersey Update column reports on all news of
apparatus deliveries, rebuilds, reassignments, and newly placed orders in the
large, mostly urban area of New Jersey that is geographically adjacent to New
York City. Generally, this area includes the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson,
Middlesex, Morris, and Union. Fire departments within this area range from
single station volunteer units to major urban departments while the area
protected also varies from rural residential to older industrial cities. A
large percentage of this area is protected by career departments that also vary
in size from small single station departments to some of the largest
departments in the northeast. Among some of the major departments covered are
Bayonne, East Orange, Elizabeth, Hackensack, Hoboken, Jersey City, Linden,
Newark, Paterson, Plainfield, Union, and North Hudson Regional. There are also
several airports and non-municipal departments within this area, and

 the type of apparatus in service varies widely.

Ron Jeffers

F.A.J. Contributing Editor

The Metro New Jersey
Update is written by Ron Jeffers. Ron Jeffers is a retired Union
City, NJ, police sergeant. He attended fire science courses at
Oklahoma State University and New York City Community College. He
served as a volunteer firefighter in Stillwater, OK, and as an
auxiliary firefighter in Newark, NJ. He is Honorary Jersey City and
North Hudson Regional Fire Department Battalion Chief/Photographer,
and Fire Scene photographer for Bayonne, Lodi and Rochelle Park, NJ.
Ron also serves as editor of Emergency Services News New Jersey
and is the author of Fire Apparatus of the Jersey City Fire
. His fire and apparatus photos have appeared in numerous
publications. He is also a member of the Cliffside Park Fire
Department, a charter member of the New Jersey Metro Fire
Photographer's Association, and curator of the Union City Fire

Ron can be contacted at