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.?"


Member
Soniaa
3 years 3 months ago

100% agree with this. It is a non-stop parade of sirens daily, with no fire ever. Always some burnt food.

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joey maxim
1 year 3 months ago

no at stevens jerks off setting alarms or water flow..if sirens annoy you maybe on run may be your abode…[quote comment=”217681″]100% agree with this. It is a non-stop parade of sirens daily, with no fire ever. Always some burnt food.[/quote]

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9th Street
3 years 3 months ago

Not sure it would make a difference to those living nearby, they’d still hear the noise every day. But I do like your suggestion to invent smarter smoke detector.

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jcboyz
3 years 3 months ago

Do they not pay taxes? Im sure that Stevens contributes very much to the local economy so yes, the Hoboken Fire Department should be putting out their fires and no, they do not need their own fire department.

[quote comment=”217682″]Not sure it would make a difference to those living nearby, they’d still hear the noise every day. But I do like your suggestion to invent smarter smoke detector.[/quote]

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whineanddineinhob
3 years 3 months ago

Simply amazing that these people can build bridges, but a simple stove activity confuses the hell out of them.

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CumpyCP
3 years 3 months ago

Did the HFD recently release metrics? Is there a link?

Lets do the math on this statement, “…at least once per day, often times several times daily especially during school.”

Current # of Trips = 365 (daily) + [240 school days X 2 (several) X 33% (“often”)]
Trips = 525 Trips per year.
60% growth would result in 840 trips per year.

Seems to be a perceived issue based on emotion

Member
3 years 3 months ago

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

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