(BAYONNE, NJ) – Mayor Jimmy Davis today announced that he will name Deputy Fire Chief Keith Weaver as Chief of the Department in the wake of the planned retirement of Chief Gregory Rogers. “Deputy Chief Weaver has been an incredible asset to the City throughout his career in the Fire Department,” stated Mayor Davis. “During the past year and a half I have had the great opportunity to work with Keith.
He truly has a passion for the profession, especially in a period of time where we’ve witnessed an unfortunate and unprecedented spike in the number and intensity of fire related incidents. His professionalism, management skills, planning techniques, and knowledge of fire-suppression are second to none. With all of this considered, I have the utmost confidence in him and his ability to lead the Bayonne Fire Department as Chief.”
D.C. Weaver resides in Bayonne with his wife Lisa and daughters Kendra and Jamie. He was appointed to the Bayonne Fire Department on May 15, 1990 and rose to the ranks of Fire Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 respectively. As Deputy Chief he was charged with Department Operations and Administration where we oversaw the day-to-day operations, safety, training, and activity of the Fire Department under the direction of the Fire Chief. In 2010, he was appointed as Coordinator of the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management. D.C. Weaver is a graduate of Marist High School, a Cum Laude graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelors Degree in Fire Science, and earned a Master’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from New Jersey City University.
Keith Weaver will be formally sworn-in as the 11th Chief of the Bayonne Fire Department on Friday, March 4, 2016 at a promotional ceremony scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers.