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.
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) is at Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1).
7 days 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.
4 months ago
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Congratulations chief. Good luck and stay safe in 2019.
Congratulations Joe that's a great pic
Congratulations Joe. Nice picture
Congratulations Joe! Have a safe year
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. Good luck and 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
Busy morning for the HFD... early this morning we responded to a single car accident with roll over on HWY 36 south bound. Both occupants were transported to Monmouth Medical Center by the Highlands First aid squad. Then a couple hours later FD responded to CO alarm on Portland RD.
Please drive safe and leave extra time for travel the next few days. The weather forecast is calling for heavy rains tonight and tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all you do to keep us safe & informed.
You guys are amazing. Thanks
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) added 70 new photos.
4 months ago
Yet again another successful year bringing joy to the children of Highlands.Yet again another successful year bringing joy to the children of Highlands. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you guys so much for all you do!!! We had a blast!
Great job FD!!!!