Statement from the Deptford Fire Department Regarding the Line of Duty Death of Past Chief Jeff M. Pfeiffer

The following statement is from Robert A. Burkhardt Jr., Battalion Chief of the Deptford Fire Department:

“The men and women of the Deptford Fire Department mourn the loss of Jeff M. Pfeiffer. A Member and Past Chief with the Deptford Fire Department, Jeff M. Pfeiffer passed away on March 24th, 2023 after suffering a sudden heart attack while returning to the Fire Station from a Smoke Investigation call at an intersection in the Township of Deptford. Jeff dedicated 50 years to the Deptford Fire Department and to the residents of the Township of Deptford. He was a Chief for 17 of those years. He served as Fire Chief in the Almonesson Lake Fire Company and recently retired as a Battalion Chief in January 2022.”

“The tragic passing of Past Chief Jeff M Pfeiffer reminds us of all the inherent dangers of our profession. We are grateful to our firefighter brothers and sisters, Gloucester County EMS, lnspira paramedics and to the hospital staff for their valiant attempts to save Jeff M. Pfeiffer.”

“The Deptford Fire Department is working to assist the Pfeiffer family and the affected firefighters during this difficult time. Please keep the Pfeiffer family, and the men and women of our fire department in your thoughts and prayers.”

We ask any personnel or apparatus wishing to attend the viewing and funeral service to please contact the proper contacts listed below. The department is seeking ladder companies to assist us in the funeral procession enroute to the cemetery.


Personnel, Engine Companies & Support Units:

Robert A. Burkhardt Jr.
Battalion Chief
Deptford Fire Department

856-848-3098 x104

Ladder Companies:
Steve Smith
Gloucester County Fire Coordinator



Jeff M. Pfeiffer

May 20, 1956 – March 24, 2023

Jeff M. Pfeiffer of Deptford, New Jersey passed away on March 24, 2023 at the age of 66.

Born to the late Charles and Marilyn (nee Stedman) on May 20, 1956. Beloved brother to Chris (Kim) Pfeiffer of Deptford, loving uncle to Louie, chosen brother to Michael (Jackie) Gallagher and their daughter Megan, cherished friend of Louis (Robin) Pasquino.

Jeff was the proud owner of the Westgrove Industrial Park, he was a fire fighter for 50 years with the Deptford/Almonesson Fire Department, then became Chief for 17 years. He became Commander of the Gloucester County FOAM Task Force, as well as Deputy Chief of the Delaware Valley Judges Association.

Not only did Jeff dedicate his life to the Fire Company, but he was also an astounding drummer for many bands, a lover of country music, he was a studio drummer in Nashville, and a lover of the Country Music Awards.