The Wood-Ridge Fire Department has been providing fire and rescue services to the Borough of Wood-Ridge and surrounding communities since 1897. Approximately 50 volunteers provide this service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Fire Headquarters located at 85 Humboldt Street.
The department is a member of the South Bergen Fire Chiefs Mutual Aid Association which helps to coordinate multi-department responses to large scale incidents.
The department is lead by Chief of Department Elizabeth Ferry with the assistance of First Assistant Chief Michael Cibben and Second Assistant Chief Kenneth Schulz.
The department utilizes 3 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Heavy Rescue Unit, 2 Ambulances, and 3 Command vehicles. Pictures and descriptions of the apparatus can be found in our gallery. Members of the department are professionally trained in various topics including Fire Suppression, Hazardous Materials, Vehicle Extrication, Incident Command, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
The WRFD utilizes the following radio frequencies:
F1 - 154.160 Dispatch
F2 - 159.127 Fireground (Ops. 1)
F3 - 153.597 Fireground (Ops. 2)
F4 - 154.280 Countywide
The Borough of Wood-Ridge, New Jersey is located in the southern part of Bergen County, approximately 1.5 miles from the Meadowlands Sports Complex and 11 miles from New York City. Wood-Ridge is approximately one square mile and has about 9000 residents.
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