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62 Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940 (map)
Chief Louie E. DeRosa III 2010-Present
Chief Douglas O. Atchison 1991-2010
Chief Thomas J. Kiernan 1989-1991
Chief William G. Prentiss 1986-1989
Chief James M. McCormack 1975-1986
Chief John J. McLaughlin 1967-1975
Chief Edward F. Daniher 1961-1967
Borough Ordinance No.763 was adopted on April 8th 1963 authorized the position of paid captain.
Chief Robert L. Chambers 1949-1961
On April 14, 1958 the Borough Council adopted an ordinance which provided for the appointment of a paid Fire Chief. A Deputy Chief and 1st & 2nd Assistant Chiefs would be appointed annually by the Borough Council to serve without compensation.
Chief Reginald P. Lum 1934 –1949
Chief John H.R. Meyers 1931-1934
By amendment, approved July 14, 1930, appointment of both assistant Chiefs was delegated to the Mayor of Madison, subject to approval by the Borough Council.
Chief Issac R. Wilson 1926 –1930
Chief Samuel A. Gruver 1921 –1925
Chief Benyew D. Philhower 1920
Chief Edward F. Daniher 1918 –1919
Chief James H. Cavanaugh 1916 –1917
Chief Samuel A. Gruver 1912 –1915
Chief Daniel M. Shea - 1911
Prior to 1910 the position of fire chief or foreman was selected by the membership. When the Hose Company was formed in 1910, a borough ordinance went into effect in which the mayor appointed the Fire Chief. 1st and 2nd Assistant Chiefs were elected by the membership.
Chief Alfred P. Smith 1908 –1910
Chief John B. McGrath 1905 –1907
The first fire chief of the Madison Fire Department was elected on December 4, 1906 when Chief McGrath was made head of the department. Previous to that time the department heads had been known as foreman.
Chief J. Lovell Paulmier 1904
Chief John G. Becker 1901 –1903
Chief James E. Burnet Sr. - 1900
Chief William V. Perry 1898 –1899
Chief Charles F. Force 1896 –1897
Chief Edward F. Frenz 1884
Chief Marcus B. Crane 1890 –1893
Chief Edward T. Absalon 1889
Chief Edward H. DeHart 1886 –1888
Chief A.S. Force 1885
Chief Charles F. Force 1884
Chief James A. Post 1882 –1883
Chief William S. Denman 1881