The Randolph Township Fire Department provides fire suppression, fire code enforcement and public education services to township residents. The department is served by over 125 volunteer firefighters who are accessible by pagers and provide 24-hour fire suppression services from four fire stations strategically located throughout the township. Additionally, the department maintains a bureau of fire prevention which enforces New Jersey’s Uniform Fire Safety Code. The bureau’s staff includes a full-time fire subcode official and two part-time fire inspectors.
The department’s four volunteer fire companies are as follows:
- Fire Company #2
- Millbrook located at 340 Route 10
- Fire Company #3
- Mt. Freedom located at 670 Millbrook Avenue
- Fire Company #4
- Ironia located at 331 Dover Chester Rd.
- Fire Company #5
- Shongum Mountain located at W. Hanover Avenue and Arrow Place
Bureau of Fire Prevention
Staffed by the fire subcode official and two part-time fire inspectors, the bureau conducts annual inspections of all buildings within the township—with the exception of one and two family owner occupied dwellings—to ensure that they meet all aspects of New Jersey’s Uniform Fire Safety Code. Other duties assigned to the bureau include smoke detector certification inspections, investigation of fire code related complaints, and the investigation of fires. Additionally, with the assistance of members of the fire department, the bureau also provides a series of public education programs throughout the year.
Chief Michael Vanadia was born and raised in Randolph and started as a junior firefighter with the Randolph Fire Department - Ironia Company Number 4. During his fifteen years in the fire service, he has risen through the ranks, most recently having served as battalion chief of Station 4 from 2013-2016. Michael is a Penn State graduate with a degree in civil engineering. He works full-time as a project manager and director of operations at his family owned and operated residential construction company. He is also a certified fire instructor and works part-time at the Morris County Public Safety and Training Academy. Michael is married to Diana who assists on the Ironia Ladies Auxiliary.
Deputy Chief Anthony Moschella is a life long resident of Randolph and has been an active member of the Randolph Fire Department - Millbrook Company 2 for twenty-four years. He served as company officer for eight years, as company chief from 2003-2004 and as deputy chief of the township fire department for the two years preceding his ascension to fire chief. Tony has been employed with the Jersey City Police Department for twenty years and is assigned to the specialized emergency services unit and bomb squad. He and his wife Carolyn have three children.