21 Plus Received Award for Fire Suppression Systems

On September 14, 2010, Toms River Fire Department, as well as Mayor Kelaher, honored 21 Plus with the "Tip of the Helmet" award for making our homes safer. The reception was held at the Toms River Fire Training Academy on Church Road.


21 Plus is happy to announce that we have recently completed retrofitting 6 of our group homes with fire suppression sprinkler systems. In total we now have 8 homes that are equipped with sprinklers.

This project became available in 2008 when our funding source, the Division of Developmental Disabilities, made money available for agencies to pursue retrofitting group homes. When the funds became available, our vendor chosen for the project, Fire Pro-tech, began work on the homes. Toms River Township Fire Chief, Chief Lightbody was extremely pleased with 21 Plus' initiative regarding this project. Chief Lightbody is a career long advocate of homes being fitted with suppression systems. It has long been a passion of the Toms River Fire Department to make it a requirement within the State of New Jersey, for all new one and two family homes to be built with sprinkler systems. "Quite frankly, sprinkler systems save lives", said Chief Lightbody. On September 14, 2010, Toms River Fire Department, as well as Mayor Kelaher, honored 21 Plus with the "Tip of the Helmet" award for making our homes safer.

The reception was held at the Toms River Fire Training Academy on Church Road.