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 


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.

Engine 743 Responds To Cresskill

Posted on February 11, 2017

Just after 10AM Engine 743 under the command of Lt. Hoyt and a crew of four responded into the scene of a multi-alarm fire in a residential dwelling.  Upon their arrival Chief Lanzilotti instructed them to enter the building and to begin opening up ceilings and walls looking for hot spots. Members remained on-scene for approximately one hour.  No injuries were reported.

Reported Snow Event

Posted on February 8, 2017

Do not be fooled by the warm temperatures today.Snow will begin early Thursday am making travel extremely dangerous. Heavy snow will fall throughout the day with falling temperatures.  Icy roads are to be expected Thursday night and for the Friday morning commute.  Take time o prepare today.

Members Stay Busy In January

Posted on January 31, 2017

With January now behind us the BFD can report a busy month for all.  The department answered 43 calls for the month of January 2017.  Of the 43 calls 9 were general alarms for reported fires or odors of burning.  The other 34 calls were still alarms for single companies.  Most single company calls are for activated fire alarms or carbon monoxide calls or other types of emergencies.

Members Continue To Drill Every Week

Posted on January 30, 2017

Every week the members continue to train.  They have begun their annual Respiratory Protection review which incudes SCBA review & refresher, FIT Testing and mask confidenance practical.

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.