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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

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

August 30th 2015 CGFD Responds To Car Fire

Posted on August 31, 2015

Cedar Gove Firefighters responded to the rear parking lot of 100 Cedar Ridge Drive for numerous 911 reports of a vehicle on fire. Upon arrival a unoccupied vehicle was on fire.  Firefighters quickly extinguished and overhauled the fire. Cedar Grove Ambulance and Rescue Squad, C.G.A.R.S., arrived on scene. The vehicle owner was transported to Mountainside Hospital.

August 23rd 2015 CGFD Responds For A Smoke Condtion

Posted on August 24, 2015

Firefighter were called to the Super Foodtown Store when a large amount of black smoke was seen coming from the the roof. Checks revealed that the smoke was caused when employees were burning off the grill in the deil area. The smoke from the grill was then vented out of the building causing the condition. The grill was left to burn clean. 

August 17th 2015 Mutual Aid To Otsego Rd. Verona

Posted on August 18, 2015

Cedar Grove Firefighters assisted Verona Firefighters at the scene of a house fire on Ostego Rd.  Upon arrival firefighters found smoke emanating from the second floor of the residence. Checks revealed that there was fire in the walls. Handlines were stretched and the fire was extinguished. No injuries were reported.

Thanks for photos to, Deamonracer 2, and T Wilson.

August 4th 2015 CGFD Responds To Brush Fire

Posted on August 4, 2015

Cedar Grove Firefighters responded to a large brush fire on the grounds of the Old Essex County Hospital Center. The fire was caused by a downed primary power wire. Public Service Electric responded. Once the power was shut down the fire was extinguished. Firefighters overhauled the fire with chainsaws and hand lines. No injuries were reported.

July 25th 2015 CGFD Responds Mutual Aide To Montclair

Posted on July 27, 2015

A three-alarm fire ripped through a four-story building at 192 Claremont Avenue around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday in Montclair. The fire extended from the second floor, through to the third floor, to the fourth before firefighters could get it under control. Belleville, Paterson, Caldwell, East Orange, Cedar Grove, Livingston, Nutley and Bloomfield were called to the scene to assist.