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.
1 month ago
The Highlands FD reminds you to Stay Safe and Stay Home. If you must go out please wear a mask and social distance. ... See MoreSee Less
Good job Chief
Our thoughts and prayers are with Passaic FD this morning on the loss of a member who passed away from complications of COVID 19. ... See MoreSee Less
Serving Our communities is not without risk and sometimes the price for that service is terrible. The lord holds a place for those who in their chosen profession depart life as they serve.
If you are quarantined (mandatory or self imposed) in your home or business due to possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE notify 911 when you call and advise the dispatcher. If you have a fever, cough, or any flu-like symptoms, PLEASE let the dispatcher know as well.
We also ask that you place a sign/note on your front door to alert our firefighters, EMTs, and law enforcement officers to take infection-prevention precautions before entering your home or business. We need to protect our crews so that they will be able to continue to meet the emergency needs of the community.
Elsewhere, there have been entire fire companies quarantined after they have responded to quarantined homes and were not alerted before entering. Those first responders are now unavailable to help anyone for at least 14 days.
In our department we CANNOT afford to have this happen and being VOLUNTEER we do not want to have to take it home to our families.
Thank you for understanding!
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Thank you all so much for your service .. Stay safe
4 months ago
The Chief's and Officers of the Highlands FD regretfully announce the passing of Pam Branin, Wife of Ex-Chief Gary Branin and Mother of Ex-Chief Kevin Branin and FF Joseph Branin. Pam was a long time member of the Highlands FD Ladies Auxiliary and supporter of the Highlands FD. ... See MoreSee Less
My heartfelt condolences to the Branin family. A lovely lady, a legendary woman and she made the best Irish Soda Bread that I ever did taste! She will truly be missed. 💔💔 Praying for you all during this difficult time 🙏🙏
🙏🏼 sending our condolences and prayers for all during this difficult time. May she rest easy in GOD’s arms.
So sorry to hear this. My heartfelt condolences to her entire family that she so devoted to.
My condolences to the Branin family along with the Highlands Fire Department Family for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you all.
So sorry to hear the passing of Pam. May she rest in peace. My prayers go out for Gary and the Branin family.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
RIP 🙏✝️ Prayers
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Pam’s family. She was a wonderful person.❤️
My condolences to you all she was such a good woman you all are such a good family
Very sorry to hear , Pam was a very nice lady. Rip 🙏
Rip to a great woman....
Very sad news. Rest in peace, Pam.
Rest in peace
So sorry for your loss💔
So sorry for your loss
So sorry for your loss.
Wow so sorry for your loss. Your all in my thoughts.
Congratulations to Chief Burton and the newly elected Officers of 2020.
1st Assistant Chief: William Kane
2nd Assistant Chief: Rudy Trivett Jr.
Senior Captain: Ray Vargas
Junior Captain: William Caizza
Senior Lieutenant: Charlie Wells
Junior Lieutenant: Rudy Trivett Sr. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 months ago
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Two great events coming up. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
6 months ago
Join us Friday night.
Tickets are available at door or may be purchased in advance at HPD. Please contact 732-872-1163 ext 229 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
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
Timeline PhotosSomething 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
I also made sure I had the new 10 year sealed battery smoke/carbon monoxide detectors on each side of all my bedroom doors where there wasn't a hardwired detector. The wired system required by NJ Code didn't provide detectors in every room and all hallways. I had a 2 story sunroom with an inside Lithium Ion Battery Powered Elevator added to the house: No detectors were required on either floor or in the elevator shaft by the NJ Code. Our former Building Inspector told me it was "overkill" to add them but I did it anyway. I think the code is severely insufficient, add more detectors to protect your family and yourself. The Building Inspector doesn't live in your house, you do. www.nj.com/south/2019/02/renting-or-selling-your-home-nj-has-a-new-smoke-detector-rule-for-you-th...
11 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
Congrats Chief 🇺🇸
Congratulations Dave, This comes as no surprise to anyone that knows you. Best of luck to you!