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 

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Posted on March 12, 2017


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.

Former Fire Commisioner Passes Away

Posted on June 11, 2017

It is with deep regret that the Bergenfield Fire Department announces the passing of former Fire Commissioner James F. Lodato, Father of current member, Ex-Chief James P. Lodato and our current Fire Commissioner Thomas A. Lodato.

Once arrangements are made they will be posted.

Engine Repsonds To Teaneck

Posted on April 23, 2017

Just after 1000 hours, Mid-Bergen Mutual Aid requested a Bergenfield engine to respond into the Township of Teaneck on a cover assignment.  Teaneck was a battling a blaze in a residential dwelling near their headquarters.  

Engine 745, under the command of Lt. O'Connor and a crew six responded along with Chief Lanzilotti (740) into Teaneck. They covered for 2 1/2 hours taking in no runs prior to being released.

All Hands Fire On Haring Street

Posted on March 18, 2017

Shortly after 1830 hours, the BVFD was requested to respond to 67 Haring St for the odor of electrical burning in the kitchen.  Upon arrival, Captain Naylis established command an had the crews of Ladder 742 and engine 745 investigate.  They had an odor and slight haze. Their investigation led them to the basement. As they made inspection holes they found fire inside the walls and heading to the kitchen.

The fire was held in check with a water can as the dry line was stretched and charged.  Members made quick work of the fie and overhaul.  Dumont sent 1 engine to Alert Firehouse to cover.The fire is still under investigation, but did not appear to be suspicious as all.


Spring Ahead

Posted on March 7, 2017

Remember Clocks Ahead this weekend.

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.