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 58 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.
Christopher Saito , Chief of the Department 


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, Chris Saito. In his absence the Department has two Deputy Chiefs, Jason Lanzilotti and Chris Naylis 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 550 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.

Engine 745 To Teaneck

Posted on July 24, 2016

Just after 2100 hrs, Engine 745 was requested to respond into the Township of Teaneck to cover while the TFD worked an exterior deck fire with extension. Lt. O'Connor and a crew of 5 and Deputy Chief Naylis took in the run. The engine stood by for a couple of hours with a Bogota Engine and Ridgefield Park Truck.

Gas Leak

Posted on July 5, 2016

The Bergenfield FD was called to the location o the new McDonalds construction site for a reported gas leak.  Upon arrival it was determined that the excavating company had struck and dislodged a PS natural gas line in the street. The area was evacuated and PSEG responded with a road crew.   

Dumpster Fire

Posted on June 26, 2016

At 1714 hrs. The Bergenfield Fire Dept. was dispatched to 131 Highgate Terr on the reported dumpster fire.  Deputy Chief Naylis (DC2) arrived first and reported a fully involved dumpster next to house under construction.  Engine 745 under the command of Lt. O'Connor and a crew of four stretched a pre-connected 1 3/4 handline and began extinguishment.  Members for Ladder 742 and Engine 743 assisted with overhaul and extinguishment. 

New Fire Hydrant Law

Posted on February 2, 2016

NJ has adopted a new law that requires homeowners to clear the fire hydrants on their property of snow.


Engine Responds To Dumont

Posted on January 1, 2016

Just after completing the installation of our 2016 officers the Bergenfield Fire Department was requested to send an engine to the Borough of Dumont to cover their borough while they operated at a house fire on New Milford Avenue.

Deputy Chief Lanzilotti and engine 743 under the command of Lt. Hoyt and a crew of six responded to company 1 quarters on W. Madison Avenue .  They took in no runs and returned in just over 30 minutes.