New Jersey Firemen’s Home
565 Lathrop Avenue
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone: (973) 334-0024
The New Jersey Firemen’s Home (est. 1898) is the only licensed health care facility in New Jersey whose primary mission is dedicated to the men & women of New Jersey’s Fire Service.
Located on the historic Lathrop Estates in Boonton, NJ, the Firemen’s Home provides both long term care & residential health care services. Providing outstanding service delivered by a loyal and caring staff has made the Firemen’s Home as trusted and respected choice for many of New Jersey’s Bravest.
Governed by a twenty-one member Board of Managers, the Firemen’s Home is supervised by a full time administrator. Our Nursing Staff provides continuous 24 hour care seven days a week. In addition, our facility provides a fully licensed Health Care physician five days a week to ensure the best care possible.
About the home:
Established by an act of the New Jersey Legislature and given as a gift from the Lathrop family, the New Jersey Firemen’s Home is a reliable life care choice for those who have faithfully served in the Fire Service. Every resident in the NJFH is a Fire Fighter.
Licensed and Inspected by the New Jersey Department of Health, the Firemen’s Home provides a Nursing Staff, Recreation Director, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Head Chef, Dietary Manager and Licensed Dietitian.
All potential applicants who contact the Home are referred to the appropriate Board Manager of the County Manager in which they served as a fire fighter to obtain information and an application.
The Board Manager then becomes the primary liaison for the application process. Once the application is completed in its entirety, it is then forwarded to the Home for clinical review by the Medical Director, Director of Nursing and Superintendent to determine appropriateness.
The New Jersey Firemen’s Museum (VisitingaMuseum.com or VisitingaMuseum@Wordpress.com)
The Firemen’s Home is also home to our 8000 square foot, two story museum, which opened in May 1985. Steamers, ornate hose carts and fire trucks are among the many items on display for all to see.
Visiting Hours: Sunday-Saturday 8:00am-8:00pm
Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Jersey Firemen’s Home pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please feel free to call the home or email them for more information on the home. YOU MUST BE A NEW JERSEY FIRE FIGHTER TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE HOME.