Fire Marshal

Office of the Fire Marshal

2311 Egg Harbor Road
Building 18 Public Safety
Lindenwold, NJ 08021
(856) 783-4808 ext. 5451

Hours of Operation: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday

Chief Fire Marshal
Joseph P. Hales Jr.

The Camden County Office of the Fire Marshal is charged with conducting fire investigations in the County of Camden where arson is suspected or a death occurs. The Office also serves as fire code enforcement advisor to the municipalities in the County of Camden. The office is very active in the area of “Fire Prevention,” designing programs and conducting outreach projects to the residents of all ages in the community. It has recently been updated with a state-of-the-art, environmentally safe, Burn Building and Smoke House. For many years the Training Center has been successfully training volunteer, career, commercial, and industrial fire personnel. Contact the Camden County Office of the Fire Marshal for information on:

  • FREE Fire Prevention Educational Materials
  • Fire Watch Intervention Program on Firesetting
  • FREE Special Industrial Program Fire Training Information

Camden County Fire Watch

The Juvenile Fire Watch Program is provided through grant funding from the Juvenile Justice Commission Grant and in partnership with the Camden County Board of Commissioners, Camden County Fire Marshal, and administered by the Cherry Hill Fire Department.

The program offers educational materials and presentations to schools, parent groups and community organizations that go a long way in helping children understand the dangers of fire. Constructive exercises introduce children to both the safe and dangerous uses of fire and other forms of combustible energy. Fire Watch stresses the fact that fire safety education should start as early as possible in the home, making sure that children learn what to do, for instance, if they find a pack of matches or a cigarette lighter.

For more information about the Camden County Fire Marshal’s programs, visit their website at