Association Purpose

The association provides qualified persons as judges of parades, shows and exhibits, organized by a duly constituted paid or volunteer firefighting or EMS organization. It also works to do anything necessary and proper for the accomplishment of purpose set forth in the statement of principles adopted by the founders of the association.

Our Judges

New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Parade Judges members volunteer their services. Our judges are professionals who assist in and judge parades in the tri-state area since 1974. Judges have at least five years active service in a fire company and/or emergency medical service, including both career and volunteer. The average FIRE/EMS service time of your our judges is 20 years. Being knowledgeable in firematics, ambulance/rescue requirements, care and serviceability ensure full and comprehensive assessment. 


The assistant chief judges average over 1200 hours of actual judging experience.

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