New Providence Volunteer Fire Department 175 Floral Ave, New Providence, NJ07974 Formed in 1902, the New Providence Volunteer Fire Department's first home was in a blacksmith shop that was owned by one…More of the firefighters. Three locations and 90 years later, Prudential Insurance Company donated land to the Borough of New Providence to build a new firehouse. Constructed between 1993 and 1996 at a cost of $1,400,000, the firehouse is still home to volunteer members and all equipment to this day. With nearly 40 volunteer members and 12 volunteer officers, the fire department accepts applications for full member and junior member volunteer firefighters on a rolling basis. Applications and requirements are available on the fire department's website.
The Berkeley Heights Fire Department responds to between 500 and 600 calls per year. The department is headed by…More Chief Anthony Padovano and includes three battalion chiefs, two captains, two lieutenants and 30 firefighters, plus five junior firefighters.
For all emergency calls, dial 911. For non-emergency calls, dial 908-464-0800.
The department's gear includes Rescue 1, a fire rescue truck; Squad 1, with a 2,000 gallon per minute pumper; Tower 1, with a 100-foot ladder truck that includes a 1,500 gallon per minute pump; Engine 2, with a 1,500 gallon per minute pumper; and Engine 3, the department's brush truck, with a 1,500 gallon pump; Engine 4, a brand new truck with a 2,000 gallon per minute pump; and a tactical support truck to carry gear.
For information on how to volunteer with the fire department, check the department's Web site.