DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE HAVE A NEW WIBSITE.
PLEASE VISIT US AT http://www.njstatefirechiefsparadejudgesassoc.com/
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.
Identification of a Judge
Your judge is a professional who has been assisting in and judging parades in the tri-state area since 1974. He is a person with at least five years active service in a fire company and/or emergency medical service, both career and volunteer. The average FIRE/EMS service time of your current judge is 21 years. He is knowledgeable in firematics and ambulance/rescue requirements, care and serviceability. Current judges average over 1200 hours of actual judging experience. All are fair and reasonable members.
New Jersey State Fire Chiefs Parade Judges are not paid for their services. They travel throughout the tri-state area at their own expense, including the cost of overnight lodging, if required.
Why do they do this? They do it out of their love for the FIRE/EMS service. They do it because they enjoy helping others become better FIRE/EMS members; they do it because they are professionals.
How Do I Join the Parade Judges?
Click on "Join our Team" above. Applications are accepted year-round; however, they are only acted upon at the FALL meeting. Applicants are contacted by mail to attend officers’ meeting in the fall, prior to the general meeting. If approved by the membership committee, they are requested to attend the regular fall meeting for full membership approval.
Attend annual meetings (March and November)
Available Weekends and to Judge at least 50% of events of the year.
No annual does
We are professionals and use judging standards
White short sleeve uniform shirt - Your responsibility
First association patch provided for left sleeve.
Right sleeve can have State of New Jersey EMT patch or American flag provided by the association.
Judges badge - purchased from association presently about $45.00
Association hat provided
Black pants - your responsibility
Black belt - your responsibility
Black shoes and socks - your responsibility
Standard name tag, over right pocket- your responsibility
Association jacket - Presently cost is split 50/50. About $65.00 each
YOU ARE EXPECTED TO LOOK AND ACT PROFESSIONAL AT ALL TIMES