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 58 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.
Christopher Saito , Chief of the Department 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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, Chris Saito. In his absence the Department has two Deputy Chiefs, Jason Lanzilotti and Chris Naylis 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 550 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.

BVFD Santa Run

Posted on November 22, 2016

The Bergenfield Volunteer Fire Department is holding a Santa Run fund-raiser for its residents this holiday season! Drop off your wrapped gifts with the recipient's name and address at one of the Bergenfield firehouses and Santa will personally deliver those gifts to your loved one's home on a fire truck!



 The Santa Run is scheduled for Sunday, December 18th from 5:00-7:30pm.  The cost s 5.00 per wrapped gift; $7.00 if dropped off the day of the Run.   Funds raised will help support the operation and maintenance of or local firehouses. Gift drop-offs maybe made between 7:00 and 800 pm to:Alert Fire Co 1 at 61 W. Church Street (Tuesdays); Fire Company 2 at 8 Home Place (Wednesdays) or Prospect Fire Company at 238 W. Clinton Avenue (Fridays).



If you have any questions, please call and leave a message for Greg at (201)387-4055 X7431.




Mutual Aid To Englewood Cliffs

Posted on October 12, 2016

At approximately 1022 hrs, Mid-Bergen Mutual Aid requested a Bergenfield engine t respond to Englewood Cliffs. Engine 744 under the command of Capt Kirsch and a crew three, along with Chief Saito responded to their firehouse.



 

RESCUE To New Milford

Posted on August 18, 2016

RESCUE 746 was dispatched into the Borough of New Milford as the RIT team for a working fire in a residential dwelling located at 254 Faller Drive.  The RESCUE responded under the command of Lt. O'Connor and a crew of five as well as Chief Saito.



Upon their arrival they set-up near the front of the structure and awaited further orders.  the fire was knocked down quickly by the NMFD members.

RESCUE To New Milford

Posted on August 18, 2016

RESCUE 746 was dispatched into the Borough of New Milford as the RIT team for a working fire in a residential dwelling located at 254 Faller Drive.  The RESCUE responded under the command of Lt. O'Connor and a crew of five as well as Chief Saito.



Upon their arrival they set-up near the front of the structure and awaited further orders.  the fire was knocked down quickly by the NMFD members.

Engine 745 To Teaneck

Posted on July 24, 2016

Just after 2100 hrs, Engine 745 was requested to respond into the Township of Teaneck to cover while the TFD worked an exterior deck fire with extension. Lt. O'Connor and a crew of 5 and Deputy Chief Naylis took in the run. The engine stood by for a couple of hours with a Bogota Engine and Ridgefield Park Truck.