About Us

Joint Boards of Fire Commissioners


2011- 2012 Officers


  • Harry Carter, President, J.B.F.C.
  • Frank Biddle III, Secretary, J.B.F.C.
  • Al Pereira, Chairman

Bureau Founding


In the early 1970s, foreseeing a need for fire prevention in Howell Township, the Joint Boards of Fire Commissioners of Howell Township began studying the development of a full time Fire Prevention Bureau, which consists of:
  • District #1 Squankum
  • District #2 Adelphia
  • District #3 Southard
  • District #4 Ramtown
  • District #5 Freewood Acres
After careful review and research, the Joint Boards of Fire Commissioners on April 2, 1977, officially opened the doors of the Howell Township Bureau of Fire Prevention.