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.
Christopher Naylis, Chief of Department 

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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, Chris Saito and Mike Shanahan 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 650 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.

2nd Alarm House Fire 86 Elder Ave.

Posted on February 19, 2018

On Friday evening at 10:01 hours the Bergenfield Fire Department was dispatched to 86 Elder Ave. for a reported house fire. Chief of Department C.Naylis arrived on scene in under 2 minutes and transmitted the working fire and called for a second alarm bringing a New Milford FAST unit, Englewood Truck, and Dumont Rescue to the scene. Engine companies from Dumont and Teaneck along with a Tenafly Truck company provided coverage at Alert firehouse. The BVAC and Box 54 canteen responded to provide rehab. Engine 745 under the command of Captain S.Naylis was first due and stretched an 1.75" attack line to the front door for extinguishment. Ladder 742 under the command of Captain Kneisler, III arrived and conducted primary searches and roof ventilation. Engine 744 under the command of Lt. A. Kneisler stretched and backup line while the crew from the Rescue, under the command of Lt. O'Connor provided ventilation. Eventually, the Tenafly Truck company was moved up to the scene to provide relief, and a Ridgefield Park Truck was called to cover the borough. The fire was under control within 30 minutes. Crews operated for just over two hours conducting overhaul and assisting the homeowner retrieve some valuables. There were two minor injuries to members of service while operating at this fire. They were treated and released without further incident.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. Chief Christopher Naylis would like all the units who provided assistance to the department.  

Engine And Ladder To Teaneck

Posted on January 28, 2018

At 6:45 am Mid-Bergen Mutual Aid requested an to stand by at Teaneck Fire Hq. while they battled a fully involved hose fire. Chief Naylis (740) and Engine 745 under the command of Lt. O'Connor responded with 5 firefighters. Shortly after arriving for the cover assignment Ladder 742 was requested to respond and cover as well. Ladder 742 responded with 5 firefighters. Bergenfield units stood by and covered an odor of burning call on Prince Street. Units stood by until being released just before noon time.   

Co. 2 Hosts Bergenfield Challenger Program Event.

Posted on March 4, 2017

 Chief Lanzilotti and the members of the Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department hosted the Bergenfield Recreation Departments Challenger program on Saturday morning at company 2's firehouse. The program on Saturday was a painting party and the firefighters, along with Police Chief Madalone and several officers assisted the children.  Mayor Schmelz and Fire Commissioner Lodato were on hand as well and helping out.

After painting, the children received a  tour of all firehouse, fire trucks and equipment that firefighters where when responding on calls.  They took pictures and everyone had a good time.

Busy February Comes To An End

Posted on March 1, 2017

February has come to an end and the members had another busy month.  Members responded to 39 calls during the month and of those calls 12 were generals for reported fires or smells of burning.  The other 27 calls were still alarms for single companies. Most single company calls are for activated fire alarms or carbon monoxide alarms:

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.