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    Open House - Meet with Fire Science Professors and Staff to learn more about advancing your career by earning a degree in Fire Science at NJCU. 


    NJCU at Wall Open House
    Date: March 26, 2014
    Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Warner Student Life Center
    Navesink Rooms 1, 2, 3
    765 Newman Springs Road
    Lincroft, New Jersey 07738
    For additional information or to RSVP, call 732-280-7090 x 6011
    Directions - www.brookdalecc.edu  


    New Jersey City University Open House
    Date: April 12, 2014
    Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    New Jersey City University
    2039 Kennedy Boulevard
    Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
    For additional Information, Contact the Admissions Office at 1-888-441-6528
    Directions - www.njcu.edu 
     

     


    Milligan Appointed as Chief of the Carlstadt Fire Department

    On January 4, 2013, Jarrett Milligan took the oath of office as Chief of the Carlstadt Fire Department. Chief Milligan has been a volunteer with the Carlstadt Fire Department since 1998. While volunteering on the Carlstadt Fire Department, he decided to enlist in the Navy; he served for six and a half years, ultimately ascending to the rank of 2nd Class Petty Officer. Assigned to Newport, Rhode Island he became a Fire Instructor for the Officer Training Command, here he instructed classes on fire, flooding, and chemical warfare as it related to the Navy’s fleet.

    Milligan’s desire to succeed in the fire service continued to grow. Beginning as a line-firefighter in the Carlstadt Fire Department, he worked hard to enhance his skills and quickly earned promotion to the first line supervisor rank of Lieutenant. From there he continued a progressive six year climb through the ranks, leading to his most recent appointment to the ultimate position of Chief of the Department. Extending beyond the boundaries of his immediate fire district, Chief Milligan also acts in the broader regional capacity as the South Bergen Mutual Aid Zone II Coordinator, and functions as a licensed Construction Site Fire Safety Manager in the City of New York.

    Reflecting on the value of his Fire Science education and learning experiences at NJCU, Jarrett stated that, “NJCU opened up my mind in so many different ways. The Fire Science program provided me with the opportunity to interact with some of the most experienced minds in North Jersey and NYC. The Fire Science " Open Door” policy allowed me to sit and talk with well-known, respected, and dedicated leaders of the fire service that very few firefighters can readily access. I especially appreciate the conversations I have been able to have with Professor Boyle. He was always willing to share stories of past operational experiences that I now find myself sharing with my fellow officers and firefighters. His experiences really brought the classroom lessons to life; adding depth and credibility to the content.”

    Chief Milligan’s advice to those looking for careers in the fire service is to, “study hard, because it’s all relevant to the job. The Fire Science program at NJCU is built around modern day firefighting and it’s changing every day. Stay Current. Use the professors to your advantage. They are here to help and may have a tip you can carry with you for your entire career.”