Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Cedar Grove Fire Department web site! The purpose of our web site is to educate and inform about the vast array of services, and the highly trained and motivated personnel that make up the Cedar Grove Fire Department.

Our Department is a 100% volunteer organization with four fire stations located throughout the township. We protect well over 12,000 people within 4.5 square miles and are actively involved with surrounding fire departments providing mutual aid wherever and whenever possible.

In these pages you'll see the stations, the apparatus and the men and women who are dedicated to protecting your lives, property and well-being. Look around awhile and learn about our excellent training program, the special operations team, local fire prevention events, how to become a member and much more.

Your feedback is encouraged, so that we can respond to your needs. Let us know whether your visit was informative, and if you have any questions or comments, please email your remarks to chief@cedargrovefd.org

We hope you'll become familiar with who we are and what we do ...we're YOUR Cedar Grove Fire Department.


James Zaccaria

Fire Chief

May 14th 2015 CGFD Responds To Brush Fire.

Posted on May 15, 2015

Cedar Grove Fire Firefighters responded to the area of 165 Cedar St. on the report of a brush fire. Upon arrival found a number of large shrubs burning. The fire was extinguished quickly. The fire was caused accidently by a discarded cigarette.  No injuries were reported.   

May 11th 2015 CGFD Responds To Apartment Fire.

Posted on May 11, 2015

On 05/11/2015 at approximately 05:17 Cedar Grove Fire Department  responded to 1083 Route 23 on a report of a fire in a second floor apartment. The first arriving police officers initiated the evacuation of the building. Upon arrival firefighters were met by heavy smoke emanating from multiple windows on the second floor. Searches were conducted and hose lines stretched. The fire was located in apartment 2 A.  The fire was quickly extinguished, overhauled, and the building subsequently vented. No injuries were reported. The Cedar Grove Police and Essex County Arson unit are investigating the cause. The fire appears to be accidental.  

May 8th 2015 CGFD Responds To Dyer Fire.

Posted on May 8, 2015



At 12:30 Am Cedar Grove Firefighters responded to 536 Ridge Road, The Waterview Nursing Home, on an activated fire alarm. Upon arrival firefighters found a well involved dryer fire in the basement laundry room. Firefighters forced entry to the laundry room area. The fire was extinguished quickly and the smoke was vented from the building. A number of the residents were moved to uninvolved areas of the building. No injuries were reported. The Cedar Grove Police are investigating.

May 8th 2015 CGFD Responds To Motor Vehicle Crash

Posted on May 1, 2015



Cedar Grove Firefighters responded to a two car motor vehicle crash near the intersection of Route 23 and Ozone Ave. Firefighters secured the vehicles and clean up a minor fluid spill in the roadway.

March 24th 2015 CGFD Responds Car Fire

Posted on March 25, 2015

Cedar Grove Firefighters Responded to a Fairview Avenue Residence on the report of a fully involved vehicle fire. Upon arrival firefighters found a 2012 pickup truck fully involved in fire. Responders were confronted with several explosions when propane cylinders in the bed of the truck BLEVED. A BLEVE is a boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion. It is caused by the rupture of a vessel, in this case a propane hand torch cylinders, containing a pressurized liquid being brought above its boiling point.The cause of the fire was accidental, no injuries were reported.