Hoboken swears in new fire chief

HOBOKEN-Provisional Fire Chief Brian Crimmins was sworn in as Chief of the Hoboken Fire Department on Monday, Oct. 15 after Mayor Ravi Bhalla appointed him to the position.

Crimmins has been serving as the provisional fire chief since late last year replacing Anton Peskens. Prior to being appointed provisional fire chief he was a battalion chief and has been with the Hoboken Fire Department since 2004.

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He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College and graduated first in his class at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he received a Master’s in Public Administration.

“In less than a year leading the department, Chief Crimmins has demonstrated a new brand of leadership for the department,” said Bhalla. “He’s established new standards of professionalism and preparedness, including facilitating training for firefighters to be better equipped in serving residents with autism. I applaud his efforts and look forward to his continued stellar leadership.”

“I am honored to dedicate my career to improving the resilience of our community and to promoting the finest fire department in the State of New Jersey,” said Crimmins.

Crimmins comes from a long line of Hoboken Public Safety officials. His grandfather, George W. Crimmins, was chief of police, and his father, George W. Crimmins II, was Business Administrator and Public Safety Director.


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