Recent Calls
Mon. Jan 20th 2020
At 13:55 hours, the WRFD was dispatched to the Wesmont Station train station for a stuck occupied elevator. FFs responded, reset the system and removed three parties from the elevator car. The elevat...
Mon. Jan 20th 2020
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At 08:29 hours, the WRFD was dispatched to 162 14th St. for the reported odor of smoke in the house. A thorough investigation by firefighters lead to opening up and finding a small smoldering electr...
Thu. Jan 2nd 2020
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At 20:54 hours, Lodi Fire Command requested an engine respond to 116 South Main St., Lodi for a fire in a commercial building. Chiefs Cribben and Schulz, E901 and R903 responded and assisted the Lodi...
Mon. Dec 30th 2019
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At 15:15 hours, Carlstadt Fire Command requested a ladder truck respond to 401 Third St., Carlstadt for a house fire. T904 responded and assisted the Carlstadt FD with laddering the building, searchi...
Mon. Dec 23rd 2019
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At 19:10 hours, Moonachie Fire Command requested a ladder truck respond to 50 Knickerbocker Rd., Moonachie for a trailer on fire next to the building. T904 and R903 responded and assisted the Moonach...
News Headlines
Sat. Jan 11th 2020
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The Wood-Ridge Fire Department held its annual Chief's Installation Dinner at the Fiesta on January 11, 2020. Fire and EMS officers were sworn in by Senator / Mayor Paul Sarlo.2020 WRFD Officers ...
Sat. Dec 21st 2019
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On December 21st, Santa stopped by the Wood-Ridge firehouse to spread some Christmas cheer! He was available for pictures prior to getting on E902 for his ride around town. We hope everyone enjoyed ...
Fri. Nov 29th 2019
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On November 29th, R903 delivered Santa Claus to the annual Wood-Ridge Tree Lighting ceremony. Merry Christmas!
Sun. Oct 13th 2019
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On October 13, 2019 the WRFD held it's annual Fire Safety and Fire Truck Ride Day. This is an open house in which the children are taught fire prevention and safety tips, learn to "Stay Low...
Sat. Oct 5th 2019
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On Saturday, October 5, 2019, the WRFD held it's annual General Inspection at Fire Headquarters. The members and apparatus were inspected by the Borough Council and neighboring mutual aid fire ch...
About Us

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 Michael Cribben with the assistance of First Assistant Chief Kenneth Schulz and Second Assistant Chief Kevin Cribben.

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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