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.
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!
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) is at Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1).
2 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
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Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) updated their profile picture.
6 months ago
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Congratulations to our newly Elected Chief and Line Officers:
Chief Joe Blewett
First Assistant Chief: Brian Burton
Second Assistant Chief: William Kane
Senior Captain: Rudy Trivett Jr.
Junior Captain: Ray Vargas
Senior Lieutenant: William Caizza
Junior Lieutenant: Charles Wells ... See MoreSee Less
congrats to all the officers this year may you all have a safe year
This makes Me very Happy and feeling so safe. Congratulations Chief Blewett!
Congratulations be safe
Congrats stay safe
Congratulations to all of you. Thanks for keeping us safe.
You're all good men and I speak every promise and blessing of God over you, the department and your families this year. You are God's hands to our community, a dedicated bunch of good souls. ❤️
Rain moves in overnight tonight
The heaviest rain falls during the day Friday, especially between roughly 10am and 5pm, before rain winds down in the evening. The heaviest amounts look to be roughly along and just south of the I-95 corridor where a Flood Watch is in effect.
A general 1 to 2 inches of rain can be expected with locally higher amounts possible. This will likely result in some urban and small stream flooding with more localized flash flooding also possible. In addition, rises on rivers can be expected with the potential for some points to exceed flood stage. However, this will be heavily dependent on where the heaviest rain sets up
We are currently in a flood watch until tomorrow night. Please make sure you are prepared and move your cars in flood prone areas of town. ... See MoreSee Less