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

June 6th 2015 CGFD Responds Mutual Aid To Verona

Posted on June 6, 2015

At approximately 11:14 am Cedar Grove Firefighters assisted Verona Firefighters at the scene of a house fire on Nassau Road. Cedar Grove Firefighters backed up Verona stretching hand lines and overhauling the fire. 

May 27th 2015 Cedar Fire Responds To Glen Rock Road Residence

Posted on June 1, 2015

June 1st 2015 CGFD Responds To Pompton Avenue Residence

Posted on June 1, 2015



Cedar Grove Firefighters responded on the report of a smoke detector sounding from a Pompton Avenue Residence. Firefighters and Police found the odor of something burning coming from the residence. Check revealed that that no one was home. Firefighters may a passive entry through a second floor window. Once inside they found unattended cooking. There was no fire damage and no injuries reported.

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.