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Organized fire protection in Jersey City began on September 21, 1829. The volunteer Jersey City Fire Department consolidated with the Hudson City and City of Bergen volunteer departments to officially form the professional career Jersey City Fire Department in 1871. Presently, the Jersey City Division of Fire is comprised of 50 civilian employees and over 650 uniformed members, its largest size in a decade, and now the largest of the over 600 municipal departments throughout New Jersey!  Last year, the Fire Department responded to over 13,000 calls for service. All members of the Division of Fire receive first responder training and all vehicles are equipped with automatic defibrillators.

This administration's commitment to more firehouses and companies has never been stronger. Over the last decade, the fire department would have an average of 22 companies operating on any given night, and they would temporarily close 4 companies. Today we average 26 companies on duty every day. It is the highest number it has been since 2000 and speaks to our commitment to ensuring residents are safe in all aspects of public safety.

Click here to view the latest USFA report on residential winter building fires
Click here to download and print the Fire Prevention Door Tag and Fire Safety Survey

Tot Finder Sticker  Get your FREE Child Finder and/or Pet Finder Stickers from JCFD's Fire Prevention Office by simply emailing [email protected].  Please include your name, address, type (Child Finder and/or Pet Finder) of sticker requested, and the amount of stickers needed.  Pet Finder Sticker 

View the JCFD's Smoke Detector Installation Program video


JCFD Peer Support Team

The Jersey City Fire Department Peer Support Team has assembled a dynamic network of firefighters ready to help. Our team of trained peer supporters is over 30 firefighters strong, so we’ll be able to pair you with someone whose story echoes yours. Your right to privacy and confidentiality is paramount. We also have combined forces with experienced clinical consultants and religious leaders who provide additional wisdom, resources, and comfort.

We know that every story is unique which is why we offer several paths to mental and emotional well-being. No matter which route you choose, you’ll find compassion and understanding from someone who’s been in your shoes.

Support For:

Anxiety | Depression | Family/Relationships | PTSD | Substance Abuse | Suicide

JCFD Peer Support Team


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).  

Contact Info

  • phoneNon-Emergency: (201) 547-4255
  • Two Jackson Sq. (356 MLK Drive)
    Jersey City, NJ 07305

    Steve Drennan, Acting Chief

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