Does Stevens Institute need a Fire Dept.?

Daily fire calls to Stevens in Hoboken – time for their own FD?

Several Hoboken411 readers have made a strong case that it’s time for Stevens Institute to get their own on-campus fire department.

Why?

Stevens is the No. 1 most visited location for Hoboken Fire Dept.

Well for starters – the Hoboken Fire Department responds up there with lights and sirens blasting at least once per day, often times several times daily especially when school is in session.

Additionally, Stevens had announced plans to expand by 60% and add close to 1,600 new students and faculty, along with several large buildings over the next few years. Imagine how many calls will take place then?

Perhaps NOW is the best time to start talking to school officials about including a fully self-sufficient fire department for their campus. Of course, we’d also ask them to serve as backup to Hoboken in case of a multi-alarm fire.

To have fire engines scream across town disturbing residents so frequently is a quality of life issue that could easily be remedied with some out-of-the-box thinking. Then again, they are an engineering school… maybe they can figure out a way to make fool-proof smoke detectors?

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14 Comments on "Does Stevens Institute need a Fire Dept.?"


joey maxim
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joey maxim
1 year 7 months ago

volunteer is great and respect to them…if thats the issue form one in stevens such as the stevens school such as the pd….that negatats the expnse of the tax pzyers…

YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
3 years 7 months ago

Can’t possibly be once daily–should be heavy fines if alarms are due to dorm cooking.

joshgrib
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joshgrib
1 year 7 months ago
As a volunteer fire fighter/EMT in my home town and a student at Stevens, I would like to weigh in. No fire fighter enjoy the false alarms, but at the end of the day they’re always good practice at the very least. As people above have said, the students dont enjoy the alarms either. In response to fines, that’s just not how the laws work. To be fair that would mean homeowners would be fined anytime the fire department came to their house for a fire alarm, which is clearly absurd. I think a good solution would be to have… Read more »
YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
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YouStayCl@ssyHoboken
1 year 7 months ago
In response to fines, that’s exactly how the law works. Check out Hoboken’s municipal code § 66-8 False alarms; penalty; disconnection. The school can fine students for disruptive false alarms, and maybe also kick them out of the dorms for repeat offenses. Change cooking facilities. Add cameras and video monitoring. Many ways to solve a ‘problem’. And many false alarms have been due to pulls and not smoke sensors.[quote comment=”223952″]As a volunteer fire fighter/EMT in my home town and a student at Stevens, I would like to weigh in. No fire fighter enjoy the false alarms, but at the end… Read more »
joey maxim
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joey maxim
1 year 7 months ago

good point..offset alarms have been situation norm for years 3rd time use to be a fine[quote comment=”223955″]In response to fines, that’s exactly how the law works. Check out Hoboken’s municipal code § 66-8 False alarms; penalty; disconnection. The school can fine students for disruptive false alarms, and maybe also kick them out of the dorms for repeat offenses. Change cooking facilities. Add cameras and video monitoring. Many ways to solve a ‘problem’. And many false alarms have been due to pulls and not smoke sensors.[/quote]

animal_lover
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animal_lover
3 years 7 months ago

Government, over mitigating after the fact. To bad it is not just closing the barn gate after the horse is out , then it wouldn’t be so noisey.

jss2490
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jss2490
3 years 7 months ago

How about doing some research before pointing the finger. Do you know why the fire department is always called there? Ever since the Seton Hall dorm fires that killed a few students years ago, NJ made it state law where the fire alarms must be set to one of the most sensitive settings. Lighting a cigarette inside a room is likely to set it off. The students and school can’t stand it either, but you can thank NJ legislation for it!

homeworld
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3 years 7 months ago

Then their Police Department shouldn’t have to respond and assist Hoboken calls anymore. It goes both ways.

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