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.
#TownSpotlight Highlands, incorporated in 1926, has long been a haven for explorers, fishermen, and lovers of the ocean. 🌊 Henry Hudson and his crew from the Half Moon came ashore in 1609 in search of fresh water.
Richard Hartshorne and his family were the first settlers in 1620 when he purchased land from Sandy Hook to the Navesink River. Sandy Hook Lighthouse was built has been operating continuously since June 11, 1764; the Navesink Twin Lights was built on the high bluff in 1828.
Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926, summered and learned to swim in Highlands. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone that supported the Highlands Fire Department at the 23rd Annual Clam Festival we appricate your support ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday afternoon MARINE 17 was the first marine unit on location in the area of Spermacati Cove Sandy Hook NJ for the report of a drowning kite surfer. The initial report was that the victim was entangled underneath a 30ft pleasure craft who was attempting to assist the victim. Dep Fire Marshal Charlie Wells and Ex Chief William Kane coordinated to have NYPD SCUBA divers clear the pleasure craft. Divers removed the kite cords, but the victim was not attached and a Coast Guard Small Boat recoverd the kite. 17-66 Chief John McKay along with 17-30 Fire Marshal Dave Parker went to he command post at CG Sandy Hook. NPS park FD assumed command with Monmouth County FC Chad Murphy, Sta 43-1 and Dep FM Charlie Wells was designated Marine Operations. Searches were conducted well into the night as the sun went down. Units from all over the bay shore responded. Marine 22, 31-2, 85, 85M1, Sta 85 PWC, Marine 64, 13, NYPD Harbor, Avaition, SCUBA, FDNY Marine untis, Coast Guard Sandy hook, CG aviation, Monmouth County MARINE 1, MERT, field comm. ... See MoreSee Less
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) added 6 new photos.
3 weeks ago
Special thanks to everyone that came out to visit us at the National Night Out touch a truck and bonfire 🔥 Great work Highlands Police Department ... See MoreSee Less
3 weeks ago
Tonight Ex-Chief Rebecca Kane spoke to the local Girl Scouts about Fire Safety, and being a lady leader after the visit the Scouts went out to enjoy the National Night Out festivities. ... See MoreSee Less
Such a wonderful experience for the girls! Thank you again!!!
You amaze me Becky. You are always giving and doing for others You are a very special person
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) updated their cover photo.
1 month ago
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The Highlands FD send it's thoughts and prayers to the NYPD. ... See MoreSee Less
Research has revealed that 53% of children charge their phone or tablet either on their bed or under their pillow. This is can be extremely dangerous. The heat generated cannot dissipate and the charger will become hotter and hotter. The likely result is that the pillow/bed will catch fire –placing the child (as well as everyone else in the property) in great danger.
Think....where do you & your family charge your moblie phone? ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to all our wonderful donors that came out to donate their blood last night, you just saved someone's life. ... See MoreSee Less
It is with deep regret that we advise Ex-Chief and Life Member, John Card has answered his last call while at his home in Florida.
He will be deeply missed and always remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less
People who follow this calling... have a special place in heaven. Be at peace. Your brothers and your sisters have the watch.
Rip John you will definitely be missed
Rip Cousin John life long friend & brother fireman.
Watch over us John. Highlands will always be your home.
Rip from the bakers family
So sad .such a nice guy .I remember him when my dad was on fire dept.
RIP John Card. You were kind hearted, loved your family and community. Thank you for your service and friendship. God Bless your children John and Heather at this difficult time. ❤
Thank you everyone for such kind words. He was rhe most amazing man. So honored to call him my father ❤ life will never be the same without him.
RIP CHIEF prayers to the family
RIP Chief. Thoughts and prayers to your family.
RIP John, my thoughts and prayers to your family
Rest in peace John you will be missed
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) added an event.
2 months ago
Highlands Borough Blood Drive, sponsored by the Highlands Fire Department June 27, 2017 - 5-8pm at the HFD 17-1 Shore Drive, Highlands NJ. questions please contact Ex-Chief Rebecca Kane at 732-673-6543 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlands Borough Blood Drive
Highlands NJ Fire Department (Station 17-1) added 9 new photos.
3 months ago
Thank you to all that came out and supported this wonderful event, we hope to see you next year! ... See MoreSee Less
Great Job to all that made this a great time! Thank you all!
3 months ago
The Highlands 2nd Annual BonFire! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for a great fire and a great night
Got Wood? We do. come meet us at the bonfire, Snug Harbor beach right now ... See MoreSee Less
Come on out and hang out with Highlands Fire Department tonight at the 2nd Annual Bonfire, fun for all..
Highlands Annual Bonfire
Thank you to all!
Linup, not in this particualr order: Fluxtet, Capita, Jeff Shadows, Russo-Grewen Duo, Cranston Dean
Music will conclude wth a drum circle around the bonfire.
Special thanks to Christopher Allen and Chris Russo for their dedication and commitment to making the entertainment possible.
Highlands PBA - grillin' dogs and burgers
HBP - s'mores fixings!
Water Witch Coffee- Cold Brew, Lemonade bevs
Chubby Pickle- yummy snacks
Highlands Fire Department - bonfire!
and so much more!!!!! ... See MoreSee Less
Due to flooding along Bay Avenue, all students who live in Highlands will be dropped off on Shore Drive. There are NO after school activities due to the flooding.
Thank you for your cooperation and have a good weekend.
Mrs. Kingsmore ... See MoreSee Less