Northvale VOLUNTEER
Fire Department

Become a Firefighter

Qualifications to Become a Volunteer Firefighter:

    • They shall be a citizen of the United States of America;
    • They shall be a resident of the State of New Jersey and reside in Northvale or one of the surrounding towns (including Closter, Harrington Park, Norwood, Rockleigh, or Old Tappan) OR work in Northvale as part of your full-time occupation;
    • They shall not be under the age of 18 nor over 57 years of age at the time of their appointment. Exception:  firefighters from other towns that move into/start work in Northvale can transfer at any time.
    • They shall be able to pass a physical examination, said exam shall be paid for by the Borough.

 

Volunteer Fire Department Member Benefits:

    • Free Training
    • Free PPE
    • Family & Team Building Events
    • Yearly Clothing Allowance
    • Retirement Incentives (LOSAP)

No Experience Necessary! 

Become a Junior Firefighter

Qualifications to Become a Junior Firefighter:

  • They shall be a citizen of the United States of America;
  • They shall be a resident of the State of New Jersey and reside in Northvale or one of the surrounding towns (including Closter, Harrington Park, Norwood, Rockleigh, or Old Tappan) OR work in Northvale as part of your full-time occupation;
  • They shall not be under the age of 14 or more than 18 years of age.
  • They shall be able to pass a physical examination, said exam shall be paid for by the Borough.

Junior Fire Department Member Benefits

  • Free Training
  • Free PPE

No Experience Necessary!

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The object of the Fire Department shall be the protection of life and property from fire, hazardous situations, spills, leaks or other conditions endangering the public for which the Fire Department has equipment to handle and the procuring of personnel to accomplish the same.

As a department, we are always seeking new members. No experience is necessary to become a member, all training and equipment is provided to members at no cost. Interested in joining or have any questions feel free to contact us. 

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.