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.