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

Coronavirus Information

Posted on March 13, 2020

Fire Chief Christopher Naylis stated regarding the Bergenfield Fire Department's response to any emergency call during the Coronavirus pandemic, he would like the following information made clear to the public and all the readers of this web site. 

If any resident smells smoke, sees a fire, has an activation of their smoke or carbon monoxide alarm, smells gas, or needs the fire department for any reason, they are to immediately dial 9-1-1.  Don't be afraid to call - YES, the fire department will respond to your call for help 24 hours a day.  All members have been instructed how to take the necessary precautions needed to protect themselves.

The Chief stated regardless of the nature of the call, he asks the homeowner to advise the first responders if anyone in the home has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus, has been feeling ill, has traveled recently, or may have come in contact with people who have the virus so his firefighters can properly protect themselves. 



 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Posted on July 15, 2018

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, and 1 rescue that handles all extrication and FAST Team duties. We have a career staff comprised of 7 members who are on duty Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and supplement the volunteers. 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 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's two deputy chiefs, namely Joseph Frino and Edward Kneisler III, take command. Each fire company has 1 captain and 1 lieutenant. Click on the members tab to see the roster  of members

The Department averages about 700 responses annually. The Bergenfield Fire Department accepts membership from people between the ages of 18 and 45, male or female, 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 fire chief's 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