Welcome

Welcome to the Bergenfield Fire Department Web Site.  This is your official resource for information about the Bergenfield Fire Department. We are a combination department with 65 members. 
Please take a few moments to browse through our web site to learn a few things about us.  You may consider becoming part of a long history of dedicated men and women who make up our family of firefighters that have been protecting our community for over 110 years with Valor, Fidelity and Duty.
Thank you for your continued support.
Jason Lanzilotti , Chief of the Department 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted on January 5, 2015

Borough of Bergenfield
Fire Department

The Bergenfield Fire Department is a combination department whose primary mission is to protect the lives and property of the residents of Bergenfield and to assist our surrounding communities in times of emergencies.

The Department consists of 3 individual companies 8 pieces of apparatus situated strategically around the Borough. There are 4 engines, whose primary task is to extinguish the fire, 2 ladders, whose job is searching for victims and ventilation of smoke, 1 rescue, which handles all extrication and FAST Team duties, and a squad that works with our special operations teams, focusing on high-angle and trench rescues. All members are cross-trained in all types of company functions. We have a career staff comprised of 7 members who are on-duty M-F 8am to 5pm and they respond with 2 engines and 1 ladder truck. All of the members of the Department respond to any type of emergency 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year - WE WILL ALWAYS RESPOND TO YOUR CALL!!!!

The Department is overseen by the Fire Commissioner Thomas A. Lodato. The day to day operations, along with incident command, is under the direction of the Chief of the Department, Jason Lanzilotti. In his absence the Department has two Deputy Chiefs, Chris Naylis and Chris Saito who will take command at that time.

Each Company has 1 Captain and 1 Lieutenant who are responsible for the training of an immediate command of each of their companies. Click on the members tab to see the rosters. All of the Officers have been trained to command an incident in the absence of all 3 chief officers.

The Department averages more than 625 responses annually. The Bergenfield Fire Department accepts membership from people between the ages of 18 and 45, male or female, and who live within the borders of Bergenfield. We also sponsor a Junior Fire Department for young men and women between the ages of 16 and 18. If you are interested in joining, please call the Chiefs' Office at 201-387-4055 x 4073 or call 1-800-FIRELINE for more information on volunteering.

2017 Officers Sworn In

Posted on January 1, 2017

Jason Lanzilotti of Fire Co. No. 2 was sworn in as Chief of the Department at a ceremony today in the Council chambers of the Borough Hall.  This will be Jason’s first time serving as top chief.  .

Along with Chief Lanzilotti, Christopher Naylis of Prospect Co. No. was sworn in as the 1st Deputy Chief and Christopher Saito of Alert Co. No. 1 was sworn in as 2nd Deputy Chief.

Captains Michael Shanahan, Steven Naylis and Edward Kneisler, III along with Lieutenants Norman Hoyt, Jr., Richard O'Connor and Alex Kneisler were sworn in as well.Mayor Norman Schmelz administered the Oath of Office to all of the Chief and line Officers.  Councilman Thomas A. Lodato will be returning for his 11th year as Fire Commissioner.

We wish Chief Lanzilotti and all of his officers the best luck and a safe 2014.

2017 Officers Elected

Posted on December 14, 2016

The members of the BVFD held their department meeting on Wednesday, December 14th and elected their chiefs and desk officers for 2017.

Jason Lanzilotti of Bergenfield Fire Co. 2 will serve as Chief of the Department; this will be his second time holding this position. Jason has spent the last two years as a Deputy Chief.  Chris Naylis of Prospect Fire Company No. 1 will serve as the 1st Deputy in charge of fire prevention and Chris Saito of Alert Fire Company No. 1 will serve as the 2nd Deputy in charge of training.

In 2017, Jim Lodato will serve as President of the department for the 8th time. Robert Beyea will serve as Vice-President and Nancy Naylis will return as Secretary and Rich O’Connor as the Treasurer.
 

The 2017 line officers will be as follows:

Captain Michael Shanahan Bergenfield Fire Co. 2

Captain Steven Naylis - Prospect Fire Company No. 1

Captain Edward Kneisler III - Alert Fire Co. No. 1,

Lieutenant Norm Hoyt, Jr. – Bergenfield Fire Co. 2

Lieutenant Richard O’Connor  - Prospect Fire Company No. 1

Lieutenant Alex Kneisler - Alert Fire Co. No. 1


The members would like to congratulate the 2017 officers and wish them a safe year.

Mutual Aid To Englewood Cliffs

Posted on October 12, 2016

At approximately 1022 hrs, Mid-Bergen Mutual Aid requested a Bergenfield engine t respond to Englewood Cliffs. Engine 744 under the command of Capt Kirsch and a crew three, along with Chief Saito responded to their firehouse.



 

RESCUE To New Milford

Posted on August 18, 2016

RESCUE 746 was dispatched into the Borough of New Milford as the RIT team for a working fire in a residential dwelling located at 254 Faller Drive.  The RESCUE responded under the command of Lt. O'Connor and a crew of five as well as Chief Saito.



Upon their arrival they set-up near the front of the structure and awaited further orders.  the fire was knocked down quickly by the NMFD members.

RESCUE To New Milford

Posted on August 18, 2016

RESCUE 746 was dispatched into the Borough of New Milford as the RIT team for a working fire in a residential dwelling located at 254 Faller Drive.  The RESCUE responded under the command of Lt. O'Connor and a crew of five as well as Chief Saito.



Upon their arrival they set-up near the front of the structure and awaited further orders.  the fire was knocked down quickly by the NMFD members.