, Chief of Department
The Millburn Fire Department celebrated it’s 125th Anniversary on April 21,2001. From the earliest days in 1876, ten volunteers banded together to form a bucket brigade known as “Volunteer Company #1”. Today, the department protects of community of approximately 20,000 residents with 47 career and 14 volunteer professionals out of two stations. Headquarters located at 459 Essex Street in Millburn and Station #2 located at 315 White Oak Ridge Road in Short Hills. Responding to an average of 2,000 calls per year. Each firefighter is trained and certified in Firefighting I & II, First Responder Medical Care, CPR, Incident Command levels 100 & 200, Hazardous Materials, Awareness and Operational Levels, Mass Decontamination, and specialize in Radiological Decontamination for Essex County.
The Millburn Fire Department provides a professional all hazards emergency response. We are committed to protecting and supporting our community through planning, public education and code enforcement. We dedicate ourselves to the protection of life, property and the environment.
The Millburn Fire Department aspires to be an inspirational force in training, professionalism and proactiveness to its members and surround departments and communities. Acheiving excellence through self assessment and accreditation in order to provide continuous quality improvement and the enhancement of service delivery to our community.
Emergency Response Services:
- fires in structures, vehicles, brush fires
- leaking fluids & vapors
- General Rescues, household, water, high angle & confined space.
- arching, low hanging, burning or downed wires.
- vehicle accidents with entrapment, injuries & fluid spills
- building collapse or partial collapse
- automatic fire alarms including street pull boxes.
- medical emergencies
Non-emergency Response Services:
- Investigation of strange odors, noises or other conditions
- Assist residents locked out of their homes.
- pump water out of homes.
- Provide emergency lighting and electrical power in emergencies.
- Assist homebound residents with household challenges.
- remove dangerous conditions on location.
- Sponsor Open House to the entire community in October.
- Sponsor Annual Halloween Parade
- Co-sponsor Annual Memorial Day Parade and Easter Egg Hunt
- Provide fire prevention presentations to various groups on all topics:
- Dormitory safety for college bound students
- Surviving a Hotel/Motel Fire
- Fire Safety for Seniors
- Fire extinguisher training
- Coordinate Township Code RED notification system.
- Coordinate the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)