Fire Department

Michael Luker - Fire Chief
973-226-1221 (Non-Emergency) For emergencies, call 911.

The West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department operates from one station headquartered at 6 Fairfield Avenue. Staffed by an average of 60 members (whose volunteer status saves local taxpayers over a million dollars annually), the department utilizes two 1500 gallon-per-minute pumper engines, one 100 foot aerial ladder truck, one 1000 gallon per minute mini-pumper and one utility/power/support vehicle. In addition to handling all fire emergencies, the fire fighters respond to hazardous material incidents and a myriad of other calls for public assistance including support of other public service agencies.

West Caldwell's codes and ordinances are written and enforced to provide safety for all its citizens. A full-time Fire Prevention Bureau inspects residential, commercial and industrial premises to help reduce the community's risk of fire, and is always available to provide public fire prevention education.  Click Here to visit the West Caldwell Fire Prevention Bureau page for information and tips about fire safety and fire prevention.

Membership in the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department is open to all residents of the Township over the age of 18 who meet certain physical and educational qualifications. Anyone seeking an opportunity to make a valuable and significant contribution to their community is encouraged to call for further information. An application for membership to the West Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department is located under On-Line Forms and can be directly accessed by clicking here.

For information on the West Caldwell Fire Department Knox Box Program, click here.

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