The Community Services Department is responsible for engineering, public works and code administration. Each of these…More functional areas is led by a division head, with all three divisions working together to provide a single point of contact for property and land development issues. Located on the second floor of City Hall, the department's staff assists residents, property owners, businesses and the general public obtain answers to property use and infrastructure questions.
Beth Kinney is the department director. Gary Lewis heads code administration, Andrew Hipolit is in charge of engineering and Paul Cascais manages public works.
The City of Summit Fire Department provides a range of services including fire suppression, fire prevention, public…More fire safety education, rescue, 911 telecommunications and emergency medical services at the first responder level. The Summit Fire Department has 32 firefighters and fire officers, seven dispatchers, an administrative assistant and 16 active volunteers. The department has four engine trucks, one 10-story ladder truck, one heavy rescue truck, and four administrative vehicles. The department fields about 2,200 calls a year, about 50 of them working fires.
The firefighters union, FMBA 54, hosts an aluminum can collection to raise money for children burn victims. The money the department receives from turning in the donated cans goes to the St. Barnabas Burn Center. Since the department began collecting cans about 25 years ago, it has raised more than $100,000.