502 Millbrook Avenue, Randolph, NJ 07869-3799
Tel: 973.989.7100Fax: 973.989.7076

Government: Public Safety

Fire Department

The Randolph Township Fire Department provides fire suppression, fire code enforcement and public education services to township residents. The department is served by over 60 active 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

The Randolph Fire Department is looking for new members. Visit your local fire station any Monday night after 7:00 p.m. or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) with your name, address and phone number for more information.

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.

Smoke Detector Inspections »


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 twenty-three years in the fire service, he has risen through the ranks, having served as battalion chief of Station 4 from 2013-2016 and has currently served in the fire department chief's office since 2017. Michael is a Penn State graduate with a degree in civil engineering. He is a certified fire officer as well as a fire instructor level II. He has previous experience as a construction project manager and currently works as a career firefighter/EMT in the Township of Springfield. He is also a part-time fire instructor at the Morris County Public Safety and Training Academy.

Deputy Chief Kevin R. Dunn grew up in Denville, where he started his fire service career in 1978. He joined the Randolph Fire Department -- Millbrook Company #2 when he moved to Randolph in 1987 (36 years). He has since served Company #2 in all line officers positions, battalion chief of Randolph Fire Department -- Millbrook Company #2, 2007 and 2008, and deputy and township chief 2011-2014. Kevin works full time as a project manager for Hughes Fire & Security Systems for the past 34 years. He and his wife Sue have 3 boys who have been members of the Randolph Fire Department. 2023 will start Kevin's second term as department officer, and his 45th year in the fire service.