Message From the Chief

As the 2016 Fire Department Chief, I would like to welcome and thank you for visiting the Highlands Fire Department’s website. The Highlands Fire Department is made up of 50 dedicated men and women- all volunteer- that pride themselves on serving the residents of Highlands, New Jersey. As Fire Chief, I have had the pleasure of working with them for the past 12 years and I have seen first-hand their dedication, courage, and hard work and for that I will always be grateful. Whatever our residents need: fire suppression, removal from entangled automobile accidents, or assistance on the water; the Highlands Fire Department is always ready to provide quick and professional assistance to the residents and visitors of our borough.

We truly appreciate you taking the time to learn more about our organization. We hope that this site is informative as it contains information about our department, our members, and our community. Please take the time to explore the different areas and links our site has to offer and feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional questions about the Highlands Fire Department.

If you are interested in joining the Highlands Fire Department, just click on the “Volunteer” link on the left and fill out our Membership Application. Then, stop down on a Tuesday night and drop it off.  If you can’t view the application or need help, swing by on a Tuesday night to meet the crew and pick up an application or shoot us an e-mail through “Contact Us” and we will get you squared away.

I look forward to serving as your chief.


Matthew Mezey