Welcome to Highlands Fire Department
The Highlands Fire Department is an all Volunteer Organization that proudly protects an estimated 5,000 people living in an area of one square mile. Located in Highlands, NJ we operate out of one station that protects a primarily residential area. The department consists of 50 members, but is always looking to grow. The department was founded in 1900 and is composed of two companies Columbia Hose Company No. 1 & Star Hook and Ladder Company No. 2. We answer structure, brush, car and boat fire calls along with motor vehicle extrication.
3 months ago
We’re all set for the 25th Annual Clam Fest, come on down and support your local First Responder! We have a land lovers menu and a great 50/50! ... See MoreSee Less
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) shared a photo.
3 months ago
Something I’ve been doing since I was a kid. I passed on to my kids. Close door at night. This was from UL Fire Dynamics at FDNY Fire Academy. Look at the bedroom and look at hallway and door. ... See MoreSee Less
4 months ago
Today the Highlands FD remembers the 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shots who made the supreme sacrifice today at the Yarnell fire back in Prescott AZ in 2013. ... See MoreSee Less
A cold front is expected to approach from the west today and it will bring showers and thunderstorms. Some of the thunderstorms may become severe during the afternoon and evening hours. Damaging winds and large hail are possible along with locally heavy rain and dangerous cloud to ground lightning. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations Chief David Parker on being selected as the Fire Chief for Picatinny Arsenal Fire and Emergency Services. Through his experience, passion for the job and people first approach, his vision will carry PAFD into the future.
EX - Chief David Parker has been a member of the Highlands Fire Department for over 35 years joining in 1984. David was Chief of the Highlands Fire department in 1996 and 2010.
David is also the Fire Marshal for the Borough since 2004. Prior to that he was the Deputy Fire Marshal.
David was the Borough OEM Coordinator from 1997-2017 and was instrumental in coordinating the response to Hurricane 's Irene and Sandy as well as other major incidents.
Congratulation Chief... This is a well deserved promotion. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you everyone. It's an honor to serve...
Congratulations Dave and best of luck
Congratulations Dave, This comes as no surprise to anyone that knows you. Best of luck to you!
Congrats Chief 🇺🇸
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) is at Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1).
6 months ago
Thanks to everyone who came out today for the 10th Ever Highlands Fire Department Cornhole Tournament!
Congrats to our winners:
1st Place - Bill & Steve
2nd Place- Rick & Ed
3rd Place- Nick & Ben
Thanks to our sponsors and everyone who helped out to make this a great day! ... See MoreSee Less
Woodland, NJ (Burlington County) has a major forest fire burning in the Penn State Forest by Coyle. 1,000 + acres are burning and expected to increase. Crews are reporting a rapid spread and numerous task forces and strike teams have been deployed to assist the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Route 72 will remain closed between Route 532 and Route 539
Officials are predicting that the smoke will be in heading to the Monmouth County area.. If you start to smell smoke this is probably the reason. ... See MoreSee Less
😢 I’m up north We were outside heard lots of Fire Trucks earlier/ But we could smell the burning much earlier: Prays of safety to all our FireFighters🙏
The Highlands FD wants to remind you that tonight is day lights savings time.. When you change your clocks please change your batteries and make sure your smoke and CO detectors are working. ... See MoreSee Less
Last night in the early morning hours the Highlands FD responded to a reported extinguished fire on Laurel Drive. Upon arrival the FD did find an extinguished fire by the resident. Members made sure the fire was extinguished buy soaking the area. The fire is under investigation with the Highlands Fire Prevention bureau, Highlands Police Dept, Monmouth County Fire Marshall’s office and the Monmouth County prosecutors office.. ... See MoreSee Less