Fire Department Information
||North Caldwell Fire Department
Fire Chief - Tim Peterson
North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department
134 Gould Avenue
North Caldwell , New Jersey 07006
Fire Chief Tim Peterson
President John Ritter
To Report A Fire: Call 9-1-1
The North Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1922 by some concerned citizens shortly after one of the saw mills was destroyed by a fire. Today, the Fire Department is 100% volunteer and still made of concerned citizens.
Active Members: Our active membership is comprised of retirees, contractors, engineers, accountants, college students, salesmen, and government workers who are inspectors, police officers and public workers. The requirements for becoming a member are that you must 18 years old, complete an application including a medical background check, pass the police background check, complete physical test and complete basic fire training school. There are twenty-eight (28) active members.
Junior Members: Recently, we have instituted a Junior Firemen Program which is for young men and women, ages of 16 to 18. We have had a number of members in our first group go on to become active members. The Junior Firemen attend drills and answer fire calls. They attend fire school as well. There are presently four (4) juniors.
Membership: If you are interested in becoming a member of either group please call 973-228-6436.
Winter Fire Safety - During the winter months, residential fires are more prevalent than they are in the spring or summer. This is due, in part, to an increase in the number of cooking and heating fires. With colder temperatures, many people resort to using fireplaces, wood stoves, space heaters, and alternative heating methods such as cooking stoves to keep warm. To ensure a fire safe winter season, be sure furnaces and chimneys are professionally cleaned and smoke alarms are properly maintained and in good working condition.
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Emergency Preparedness and Emergency Kit information from the CDC available here: https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/checklists/kids-and-families.html