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.
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In a very untraditional but necessary manner, Chief Kane was sworn into office via zoom today. A Thank You to outgoing Chief Burton for his hard work and dedication to this continued all-volunteer organization.
We wish you all the best of health in this new year.
Chief: Bill Kane
Deputy Chief: Rudy Trivett, Jr.
Sr. Captain: Ray Vargas
Jr. Captain: Billy Caizza
Sr. Lieutenant: Charlie Wells
Jr. Lieutentant: Rudy Trivett, Sr.
Fire Police Chief: Ed Sulkowski
Safety Officer: Ed Edelbach
Communications Officer: Pat Mason
Training Officer: Paul Murphy ... See MoreSee Less
Pictured from Left to Right: Ray Vargas, Rudy Trivett Jr., Bill Kane, Billy Caizza, Rudy Trivett Sr.
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Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) is feeling festive.
11 months ago
The HFD had a great day today driving around town and spreading Christmas cheer! Special thanks to the big guy himself 🎅🏻 for making an appearance during his busiest week of the year. We didn’t know he had such great dance moves! Thank you to the @Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad for letting us borrow their Santa sled. Also, big thanks to the Genevieve M Hawley Memorial Foundation for donating all of the candy canes that Santa and his elf handed out.
Lastly, thanks to all of our members & family and friends who helped make today happen! ... See MoreSee Less
They made my day. Thanks
Be on the look out for Santa around 1000 this morning. Santa and the HFD will be coming through town to say hello (social distancing of course) Listen for the fire engines!!!!!!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
COASTAL FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...One to two feet of inundation above ground level
possible in low-lying areas near shorelines and tidal
* WHERE...Tidal portions of Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, and
southeastern Burlington Counties in New Jersey.
* WHEN...From Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon.
* IMPACTS...At this level, widespread roadway flooding occurs in
coastal and bayside communities and along inland tidal
waterways. Many roads become impassable. Some damage to
vulnerable structures may begin to occur.
IF YOU ARE IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS OF TOWN, PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO MOVE YOUR VEHICLES AND MAKE OTHER PREPARATIONS. ... See MoreSee Less
The forecasted Nor'easter for Wednesday. The weather peeps seem to have us in the slight to moderate area calling for rain and possibly up to 4 - 6 Inches of snow. Please prepare for the storm as it is also calling for heavy winds gusting to 60 MPH. Which could cause power outages. Slight movement south of this storm will greatly increase our snow fall in the area. ... See MoreSee Less
A generous donor who would like to stay anonymous has provided the Department with a few Live Christmas Trees, do you or know of someone in need of a free tree? For pickup/delivery please call Fire Chief Burton directly at 732-337-7220 ... See MoreSee Less
12 months ago
We are sad to announce the cancelation of this year's Toys for Tots event, however, get ready for the loudest, happiest, and socially distanced Santa Drive about Highlands has ever seen! ... See MoreSee Less
Will there be a rain date in case it rains?
I just saw Santa driving on Portland Road but I thought it’s happening tomorrow
Just checking, will you be coming up South Linden Avenue ?
Some fireplace safety tips
Use a metal or glass fireplace screen to keep sparks from hitting nearby carpets or furniture.
Keep kindling, paper, and décor away from fireplaces and wood stoves. ... See MoreSee Less
As colder temperatures are forecasted.
Keep space heaters at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn - including furniture, blankets, curtains, and paper products
Choose space heaters that turn off automatically if they tip over.
Purchase and use only space heaters that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory. ... See MoreSee Less
It's that time of year again! Who is excited to enter our Grand 50/50!? Every dollar from these 50/50's go to supporting our completely volunteer organization and keeping you safe with up to date equipment and training.
Please contact any member of HFD to purchase a ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note we take venmo and PayPal for a no contact COVID-19 free transaction. ... See MoreSee Less