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 114 years with valor, fidelity and duty. Thank you for your continued support.
Christopher Naylis, Chief of Department 

Beefsteak Dinner Fundraiser

Posted on January 4, 2020

Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department's annual beefsteak and comedy show will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to about 10:30 p.m. at St. John's Conlon Hall located at 19 North William Street in Bergenfield. Tickets are $40 per person but children under 16 should not attend. You are welcome to bring any food or drink for your table. Nightengale's catering provides the beefsteak, french fries, salad and ice cream dessert with your choice of coffee or tea.

For information and tickets, see any Bergenfield firefighter or call Jerry Naylis at 201-240-0414, Alex Kneisler at 551-804-4659 or Ryan Zadrozna at 201-983-3095.


Posted on July 15, 2018

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, Christopher Naylis In his absence the Department has two Deputy Chiefs, Joseph Frino and Edward kneisler III 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 700 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 or a contigous town that touches 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.

New Promotional Video

Posted on July 14, 2018