History and Fire Companies and Equipment
The Secaucus Fire Department was formed in 1891. The 1st company was Washington Hook & Ladder. Located at 272 Country & Lincoln Avenue, one ladder truck and one engine are housed at this location.
The 2nd company, Engine Company #1, was formed in 1900. Located at 150 Plaza Centre Road, one 55' Firestix is housed at this located.
The 3rd company, Hose Company #2, was formed in 1907. Located at 746 7th Street, one tower ladder is housed at this location.
The 4th company, Hose Company #1/Engine 2, Rescue, Marine Rescue, Squad 1, was formed in 1911. Located at 1561 Paterson Plank Road, one rescue truck, one 17' Boston Whalen boat and one Savard are housed at this location.
The 5th company, Engine Company #3, was formed in 1922. Located at 146 Centre, one engine is housed at this location.
How to Join The Secaucus Fire Department
The Fire Department is always looking for male or female volunteers. You must be 17 years of age to join the Fire Department. Anyone interested can contact the Fire Chief’s Office at or stop by any firehouse on Sunday mornings from January through May or Monday evenings from June through September.
All members of the Secaucus Fire Department must attend the State Certified Fire Academy and complete the Firefighter I Course. All active members of the department also attend continuing education courses, including Firefighting Safety, Firefighter II, CPR, and Fire Incident Command. Department members continue to attend in-house training to expand their knowledge and keep abreast of new trends. Team members, who are Certified State Instructors, train all other members.
The Secaucus Fire Department encourages all residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors twice a year. A good remainder is to change your batteries when you set your clocks forward and backward in the spring and fall.
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Call for Help!
To report a FIRE call the Secaucus Police Department – the fire emergency number is (201) 867-8000. State Mandated 911 service is also available. For the quickest, most reliable fire response, however, we encourage all residents to program the fire emergency number into your speed dialer, should there be a problem with the 911 system.
- Extinguishes Fires
- Fire Prevention