Former Plainsboro Fire Chief James “Jim” Pedley became active in the Plainsboro Fire Company within a year of moving to Plainsboro in 1997. He served as Fire Chief from January 2012 through December 2014 and led the multi-day department response for Superstorm Sandy. He has also served as Training Officer, Safety Officer, Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief. He also served on numerous committees during his 25 years in the Company, and is currently serving an unexpired term on the Board of Fire Commissioners. Jim also served as an EMT in the Plainsboro Rescue Squad from 2004 until 2011 and remains a state-certified EMT and fire instructor.
When describing his thoughts on the fire district, Jim stated, “The Plainsboro Fire District and the community of Plainsboro have benefitted from a well-equipped and trained department, as well as from the working relationship between the volunteer and career firefighters. I intend to balance the recruitment and retention of the District’s volunteer firefighter base with the hiring and professional growth of its career firefighter base. I also plan to work on the appropriate retirement/procurement of apparatus and facility maintenance. These initiatives require a responsible fiscal plan that balances tax revenue with available grants and donations as well as an individual who has experience in the fire service and the perspective of a homeowner who pays taxes.”
Jim works as a Network Engineer for Scottsdale, Arizona-based Early Warning, provider of Zelle, a major digital payments network. He holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Polytechnic University in Farmingdale, NY. He lives on Perrine Road with his wife Katie and three daughters.