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Fire Department

Location:  17-1 Shore Drive, Highlands
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The Highlands Fire Department is an all Volunteer Organization that proudly protects an estimated 4,950 people living in an area of one square mile. Located in Highlands, NJ, we operate out of one station that protects a primarily residential area. The department consists of 50 members, but is always looking to grow.

The department was founded in 1900 and is composed of two companies: Columbia Hose Company No. 1 & Star Hook and Ladder Company No. 2. We answer structure, brush, car and boat fire calls along with motor vehicle extrication.

Highlands Volunteer Fire Department Officers 2023
Chief: William Kane
Deputy Chief: 
William Caizza
Senior Captain: 
Charles Wells
Junior Captain: 
Rudolph Trivett, Sr.
Senior Lieutenant: 
Rebecca Wells
Junior Lieutenant: Joseph Branin
Fire Police Chief: Ed Sulkowski
Communications Officer: 
Patrick Mason, Jr.
Safety Officer: 
Ed Edelbach
Training Officer: 
Paul Murphy

2023 HFD Officers Roster