Recent Calls
Thu. Sep 3rd 2020
At 15:59 hours, the WRFD was dispatched to 14 Lincoln Ave for a report of smoke in the basement. A small fire on the exterior of the home that was extending inside was quickly extinguished by Engine 9...
Sun. Aug 16th 2020
At 02:30 hours, the WRFD was dispatched to the area of 346 Wood-Ridge Ave for a reported fire. Chief Cribben arrived on scene and observed smoke and fire coming from the home at 347 Wood-Ridge Ave. Wo...
Fri. Aug 14th 2020
At 08:33 hours, Moonachie Fire Command requested a ladder truck to respond to 100 Carol Place, Moonachie for a fire in the building. T904 responded and firefighters were sent to the roof to check for...
Fri. Aug 14th 2020
At 03:30 hours, the WRFD was dispatched to 245 Valley Blvd., Apartment 2C for a activated carbon monoxide detector. FFs recorded 54ppm of CO on the meters and determined the source of the CO to be sm...
Thu. Aug 13th 2020
At 23:08 hours, the WRFD was dispatched to 300 Avalon Drive, Unit 3162 for a activated carbon monoxide detector. FFs recorded 34ppm of CO on the meters and determined the source of the CO to be smold...
News Headlines
Mon. Oct 5th 2020
At the October meeting, Chief Cribben appointed Jack Gaige and Michael Hanna as Junior Firefighters and assigned them badge numbers 105 and 103 respectively. Good luck Jack and Michael!
Tue. Sep 8th 2020
At the September meeting Chief Cribben appointed John Hone to a one year probationary firefighter period and assigned him badge #27. John moved up from our Junior Firefighter program. Also, Thomas F...
Sun. Aug 16th 2020
Following an early morning house fire at 347 Wood Ridge Ave., members trained on our newly acquired Personal Safety Systems. The borough recently purchased one for each interior firefighter. These sys...
Mon. Jul 20th 2020
At the July meeting, Chief Cribben appointed Cassandra Ferry to a one year probationary firefighter period and assigned her badge #11. Cassandra moved up from the Junior Firefighter program. Chief C...
Fri. Jul 10th 2020
The annual Wood-Ridge Fire Department Exempt Association Memorial Service was held on May 20, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service was closed to the public and all members maintained soci...
Past Chiefs

Chief of Department


Louis Euverard1897-1900 Lawrence Greco1957-1958
George Young1901-1905 Vincent Pascale1959-1960
John Adelung1906 Edward Meyers, Jr.1961-1962
William Jantzen1907-1910 Philip Algozzini1963-1964
Hermann Hofener1911-1912 George Scheetz1965-1966
Louis Obermeyer1913-1915 Fred Barbaretti, Jr.1967-1968
Cornelius Gwinn1916-1917 Robert Pierce1969-1970
William Kour1918 Fred Roes1971-1972
Joseph Beck1919-1920 Melvin Palmesino1973-1974
James Kerr1921-1922 Herbert Gorab1975-1978
Robert Kuhl1923 Robert Gross1979-1980
Frank Castagnetta1924 Ronald Phillips, Sr.1981-1982
Christian Bohlman1925-1926 Thomas Bischoff, Sr.1983-1984
Charles Rathwell1927 Norman Pettersen1985-1986
Gustave Suenholz1928 Paul Clemente1987-1989
Albert Loesch1929 Lucian Cauceglia1990-1991
August Stoeffler1930-1931 Robert Concato1992-1993
Michael Hahn1932 Ronald Phillips, Sr.1994-1995
William Meade1933 Anthony Gentile1996-1997
Emil Dross1934-1935 Thomas Bischoff, Jr.1998-1999
Leo Purcaro1936 Damian Cauceglia2000-2001
Walter Adams1937 Thomas Burniston2002-2003
Harry Teytaud1938 William Oddo2004
Carl Pelz1939-1940 Thomas Sarracino2005-2006
Edward Meyers, Sr.1941-1942 Anthony Gentile2007-2009
John Huber1943 Paul Clemente2010-2012
Raphael Racouzzo1944-1945 Scott Russo2013-2014
Ernest Rohlfs1946-1947 Ronald Phillips, Jr.2015-2016
William Fowler1948-1949 Kenneth Schulz2017-2018
Ewald Klein1950-1951  Elizabeth Ferry2019
Arthur Kerr1952   
Richard Klein1953-1954   
Alfred Molitoriss1955-1956   



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