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Fort Lee Volunteer Fire Department

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Chief: Christopher Richter
Address: 1365 Inwood Terrace
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Phone: 201-592-3584 (non-emergency)
For emergencies ONLY, dial 9-1-1
Fax: 201-585-1563

The Fort Lee Fire Department is a volunteer department that was established in 1888. The FLFD provides fire protection to over 30,000 people and responds to an average of over 1,700 incidents per year. The Department is comprised of four fire companies located in different sections of town. Engine #1 is located on the east end of Main Street, Engine/Rescue #2 is on Lemoine Avenue in the Coytesville section, Ladder Company #3 is located on the west end of Main Street, and Engine Company #4 is on Brinkerhoff Avenue in the Palisades section.

The Department has approximately 135 volunteer firefighters augmented by 25 auxiliary, or junior, firefighters. They are administered by the Chief of the Department, a Deputy Fire Chief, and a Battalion Fire Chief, plus each company also has a Captain and 2 Lieutenants. Each member of the Fire Department is issued a personal pager which is activated in the event of an emergency, as well as personal protective equipment required by law. Fire Department apparatus consists of 5 engines or pumpers, 1 heavy duty rescue truck, 2 aerial trucks, 1 high pressure foam unit, and supportive service van that was recently donated to the Department and refurbished by volunteers.

For comprehensive information, please visit the FLFD’s own web site at


Borough of Fort Lee, New Jersey
Borough Hall • 309 Main Street • Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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