Fire Chief, Steve McGill with child.

Fire Chief Steve McGill

Organized fire protection in Jersey City began on September 21, 1829.  Since that time, the Division of Fire has grown with the City.  Presently, the Jersey City Division of Fire is comprised of over 600 uniformed members and 50 civilian employees.
Fire companies respond from 15 fire stations located throughout the City.  Last year, the Fire Department responded to over 24,000 calls for service. All members of the Division of Fire receive first responder training and all vehicles are equipped with automatic defibrillators.


Fire Truck
The Division of Fire maintains a fleet of 28 pieces of front line fire apparatus which include pumper trucks, ladder trucks, rescue trucks, a hazardous materials unit (HAZMAT) and a mask service unit (MSU).  

Department Contact Info

  • phoneNon-Emergency: (201) 547-4255
  • fax(201) 547-4398
  • 465 Marin Boulevard
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Steve McGill, Chief

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