The Jersey City
FOR OUR BRAVEST
The Jersey City Fire Foundation was created in 2008 as a means to save the quarters of Engine Company 18. The goal was to raise enough money to make the capital repairs necessary to rehabilitate and re-open the firehouse located on Central Avenue in the Heights section of Jersey City. To ease the financial burden brought on by the previous year's recession, in April of 2010 the City of Jersey City auctioned four city owned buildings, one of which was the Central Avenue firehouse.
While the sale was ultimately a civic decision, the Jersey City Fire Foundation continues to serve the Jersey City Fire Department through its founding mission statement: to assist in repairing and upgrading aging firehouses, to support community fire prevention programs, and to obtain necessary equipment and training to help support Jersey City's BRAVEST.