Coronavirus Information

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. 

 

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Bergenfield’s Hometown Hero

     It was announced in a January edition of the Twin-Boro Newspaper that U.S. Congresman Josh Gottheimer honored 8 local hometown heroes who have made outstanding contributions to the North Jersey community. The presentation was done on December 16, 2019 and held at Holy Name Hospital where Bergenfield's own hometown hero, firefighter and former fire chief, Jason Lanzilotti, was honored along with 7 others. All honorees received a plaque and special recognition. Lanzilotti was honored for his work during the Christmas holidays making sure underpriviledged children and needy families in town received gift cards, toys, and clothes so they were not without a present at this very special time of the year. Lanzilotti works with volunteers from the Bergenfield Fire Department and teachers from the Bergenfield School District who together have brought much happiness to the children and families in need.
      The Bergenfield Fire Department would like to congratulate Jason on this well deserved honor! 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.

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