New Jersey Firemen’s Home

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 ( or

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.



About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to New Jersey Firemen’s Home

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the facility directly for more information on the Firemen’s Home.

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